Remembrance Day in pictures: Islington pays respects to fallen heroes

Remembrance Sunday in Islington: Photography by Dieter Perry

Remembrance Sunday in Islington: Photography by Dieter Perry - Credit: Archant

More than 1,000 people took to the streets of Islington on Remembrance Sunday in a show of respect to all those that have given their lives for our freedom.

Veterans, serving members of the forces, councillors and members of the public watched the parade which marched from Highbury Corner, along Upper Street, to the war memorial on Islington green.

At the Green two minutes silence was held before wreaths were laid at the memorial.

A further ceremony on Sunday took place at Spa Green in Finsbury and at the Town Hall at 11am this morning for Armistice Day, marking 95 years since the end of the World War I.

Ron Ranger, 71, a former Fusileer and bugle player, has been attending the service since he left the forces in 1976.

He said: “It was packed on the day, there were so many people there that people couldn’t get through, it gets busier every year.

“It’s always a special day for me, I made a promise when I left the forces that I wouldn’t miss a single ceremony and I’ve kept it.

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“It was a lovely scene on a sunny day – everybody was there with their families and I was really pleased with the armistice day event today as well.”

Upper Street was closed briefly again today and more than 200 people gathered at the Town Hall.

Mr Ranger played the Last Post on the bugle and Rev Nigel Williams gave a traditional reading before veterans, Legion members, standard bearers and councillors.

They were joined by Islington’s City of London Academy for the two minutes silence.