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Thamesmead commemorated the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women with a poignant Remembrance service in Thamesmead Town Centre last Friday.


The people who attended included Teresa Pearce MP (Member of Parliament for Erith and Thamesmead), Mayor Olu Babatola (Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich), Mayor Eileen Pallen (Mayor of the London Borough of Bexley), Stephen Howlett (Chief Executive of Peabody) and members of Thamesmead and Abbey Wood Royal British Legion.

They all laid wreaths at the Remembrance service, the third to take place in Thamesmead Town Centre.

Above: Stephen Howlett, Peabody's Chief Executive, lays a wreath

John Lewis, Executive Director Thamesmead,
"It was an honour to be part of Thamesmead's third annual Remembrance service.

"The area that is now Thamesmead played a vital role in both the First and Second World Wars, with 73,000 people based in the munition factories here as part of the Royal Arsenal. The service here today was to thank them and pay our respects to all those who have served in our Armed Forces."

Peace and remembrance

Following the service, Year 9 and Year 10 students from Business Academy Bexley exhibited artwork on the subject of peace and remembrance, including a rap piece from Year 10 student Razi (seen right, below).