Epsom and Ewell Remembers….

This year as in the pass there are several events around the borough to remember the fallen. Below and on on website event calendar are details of the events.

On Tuesday 5th November the annual Garden of Remembrance in Bourne Hall Park will be opened by the Mayor of Epsom and Ewell and local school children at 11am. Children will be performing songs and poems and placing poppy tokens to honour and remember all those who died in the service of their country. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the garden and to lay a poppy or a cross to remember their loved ones who have fallen while serving their country.

Also on Tuesday 5th November see’s the start of the Langley Vale Wood, Month of Remembrance,  Commemorating the end of the First World War.

From 5-30 November, discover fascinating facts about how the site played an important part in troops’ preparations for battle, and how the local community were involved in the war effort. Explore the new stone sculptures in our regiment of trees as part of a self-guided walk. Share your own reflections at the willow wreath sculpture in the tranquil surroundings of Langley Vale Wood.

To find your way around follow the poppy way-markers on site to find your way around the trail. For more details CLICK HERE and see images below.

On Wednesday 6th November Epsom & Ewell Veterans Community Hub will be meeting at Epsom Comrades Club, The Parade from 10:30am.

Serving and ex-service personnel and their families are invited to the Epsom & Ewell Veterans Community Hub to say thank you to our veterans and to help us commemorate remembrance. Laine theatre Arts Choir will be singing a collection of war-time and musical theatre songs and refreshments will be provided by Sainsbury’s. Veterans events are held at the Comrades Club on the first Wednesday of each month.

On Saturday 9th November The Mayor will lay wreaths at the Borough’s War Memorials in the morning. Including Horton War Memorial in Horton Lane where he will release a dove of peace.

On his tour of the borough the Mayor will stop and thank the poppy selles in The Ashley Centre.

On Remembrance Sunday 10th November The Mayor will visit the two War Memorials in Ashley Road

A parade including Veterans, Scouts, Guids, Army Cadets,  Army Reserves and other organisations, will leave Ewell West Station at 10am and will march along Chessington Road, the High st and then up Church St to St Mary’s Church. The Mayor and civic party will attend the Remembrance Day Service at St Mary’s Church, Ewell, commencing with wreath laying at 10.30am.

The Deputy Mayor, will attend the Remembrance Day Service at St Martin of Tours Church, Epsom at 10am.

Also on Sunday 10th November in the afternoon What’s On In Epsom will be setting off from the Clock Tower in the Marketplace at 1:30pm and will walk to the War Memorial at Epsom Cemetery, Ashley Rd. To remember those who have fallen serving their country.

WOIE is showing its respect to all who have fallen and the 190+ men from around the commonwealth who are buried in the mass Commonwealth Grave. If you can’t make the walk please join us at the memorial at 2pm. There will be a short non- religious service. This is due to the fact that the mass grave includes men of different faiths and the playing of the last post.

Please bring some poppies with you to place around the graves or the memorial. If your organisation would like to join us please let us know by emailing [email protected]

Disclaimer: WOIE is not reasonable for any trips,falls or any injury you may suffer while on the walk or at the cemetery. You participation is at your own risk. Path leading to the memorial is uneven and likely to be covered with wet leaves making the pathway slippery.

On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, Monday 11th November, Epsom & Ewell will remember and join the nation in two minute silence at 11am. A short service will be held at the Epsom clock tower in the Market Place with the Royal British Legion, Armed Forces and local school children. Members of the public are welcome to join.

For more details of all these events, and other events in the area, can be found on our Event Calendar CLICK HERE

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