Islington set to remember fallen soldiers and honour veterans

Islington will honour soldiers from all conflicts with a series of events this weekend.

On Sunday, 1,500 people are expected to line the route of Islington’s Remembrance Day parade which will be followed by an inter-faith service in memory of those who have given their lives serving their country.

The parade will set off from Highbury Fields at 10am, stopping at the Town Hall in Upper Street to be joined by the mayoral party, councillors, civilians and youth groups with the service taking place at 10.40am at Islington Green. There will be a two-minute silence at 11am.

Further Remembrance Sunday events will take place at the War Memorial at Spa Green, Finsbury, at 11.40am and at 2pm at the WWI Memorial Arch at Manor Gardens, Holloway (the site of the former Royal Northern Hospital).

Veterans from all conflicts are also invited to the Barnsbury Pub in Liverpool Road, Islington, on Saturday for free food and drink laid on by landlord Steve Coxshall from 2pm until late.

They are asked to bring their medals, berets or colours.