Hundreds head to re-opening of Islington Green War Memorial
09:18 05 July 2014
Veterans march towards Islington Green War Memorial Pic: Dieter Perry
Hundreds of people paid their respects to the borough’s war dead on Saturday
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Veterans, reservists, cadets, councillors and members of the public headed to Islington Green War Memorial as it was officially reopened to the public after much-needed renovation work.
After the march and the remembrance ceremony, visitors enjoyed live music and a picnic in the Islington High Street park.
Bupesh Thapa, who helped organise the day on behalf of Islington Council and Islington Veterans’ Association, said: “It all went really well and everything went to plan.
“We had about 1,000 on the day and even though we finished a bit early due the rain there were still plenty of people there at the end.”
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