Search

Remembrance services held in Hampstead and Highgate

16:43 12 November 2012

Remembrance service at Whitestone pond war memorial,4 year old Lev Fox from Hampstead Hill school lays a wreath

Remembrance service at Whitestone pond war memorial,4 year old Lev Fox from Hampstead Hill school lays a wreath

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

School children and war veterans gathered across Hampstead and Highgate to pay tribute to fallen servicemen.

Pupils from Heath Street School and Christ Church Primary School were joined by the Mayor of Camden, Cllr Heather Thompson, for a remembrance service by the war memorial at Whitestone Pond in Hampstead.

Reverend Paul Conrad of Christ Church in Hampstead conducted the service and school children laid wreaths at the memorial on Friday (November 9).

Brian Keys and Alexander William Rudelhoff, who have both seen active service in Malaya, helped pay for the restoration of the memorial on the edge of Hampstead Heath and were also in attendance.

Mr Keys, from Heath Street in Hampstead, said: “If you’ve been in the forces, that loyalty stays with you for ever. We’re delighted it’s brought the place back to life.”

Hampstead Town Councillor Simon Marcus, who also held an impromptu two minute silence at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday (November 11), said: “It was wonderful to see so many young people learning about the sacrifices made throughout history to enable us to live today. Sometimes we do not reflect enough on these things.”

Members of the Hornsey Cadet Force, based at the Hornsey Cadet Centre, and the Middlesex Regiment Territorial Army Association took part in a wreath laying service at the Hornsey War Memorial, in Park Road, on Sunday (November 11).

Afterwards the cadets marched to a service held at Hornsey Parish Church, on the corner of Park Road and Cranley Gardens in Muswell Hill.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

7 minutes ago
What the UCL Institute would look like. Picture: HayesDavidson

A £42million project, backed by Prime Minister David Cameron, to build a world-leading centre helping to find cures for cancer and AIDS in the heart of Hampstead hangs in the balance after a planning blunder from Camden Council.

Yesterday, 16:36
Sasha Gordon

A star pupil from a school in Hampstead Garden Suburb has been dubbed Britain’s brightest girl after making it to the final of a television series featuring child geniuses.

Yesterday, 14:43
Camden Lock

It is cheaper to live in Madrid and commute to London than it is to rent a flat in Camden Town and work in Liverpool Street, according to new figures.

Yesterday, 10:28
Highgate police officer Pc Allan Greig, right, with master locksmith Jim Caldwell of William Channon Locksmiths, left, and neighbourhood watch co-ordinator Christine Nickles. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Vigilant residents have teamed up with police to clamp down on burglaries in response to a spike in the crimes in a cluster of Highgate streets.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder