Night service at south Chingford town square at 10pm on Monday

Public asked to switch off lights and light a candle for fallen heroes

Public asked to switch off lights and light a candle for fallen heroes

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A service to commemorate the start of the First World War is being held in Chingford on Monday. 

Conservative councillor for Hatch Lane, Geoff Walker, has organised the candlelit vigil in conjunction with the British Legion and Christian churches across Chingford. 

It will take place in south Chingford town square in Albert Crescent from 10pm and will coincide with the national 'Lights Out' campaign and service at Westminster Abbey. 

A host of events are being held across the borough from Monday to mark 100 years since the start of the war.

During the Chingford service, drums will be laid by the Epping Forest Pipe Band and wreaths will be laid by officers from Waltham Forest police. 

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5:39pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Arsenal red says...

Dear Linzi
Are you aware over 3 million, Yes 3 million troops from the Asian sub continent, 16000 from the British West Indian regiment, and hundreds of thousands from Australia, Canada,South Africa & forgive me on any I haven't mentioned, volunteered to fight for Great Britain during the Great War. In truth we couldn't have won without them.
Go to France and see thousands of Muslim headstones in French war cemeteries , all facing Mecca.
Dear Linzi Are you aware over 3 million, Yes 3 million troops from the Asian sub continent, 16000 from the British West Indian regiment, and hundreds of thousands from Australia, Canada,South Africa & forgive me on any I haven't mentioned, volunteered to fight for Great Britain during the Great War. In truth we couldn't have won without them. Go to France and see thousands of Muslim headstones in French war cemeteries , all facing Mecca. Arsenal red
  • Score: 6

11:07pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Arsenal red says...

But the article is about remembering the sacrifices of a hundred years ago not about today ! We can all make comparisons with the wrongs of recent years but this only denigrates what the soldiers did and died for . Let us give them our respect and sorrow not descend into an argument about immigration or indeed emigration . Hope you are happy in your new home
But the article is about remembering the sacrifices of a hundred years ago not about today ! We can all make comparisons with the wrongs of recent years but this only denigrates what the soldiers did and died for . Let us give them our respect and sorrow not descend into an argument about immigration or indeed emigration . Hope you are happy in your new home Arsenal red
  • Score: 2

10:08pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Arsenal red wrote:
Dear Linzi
Are you aware over 3 million, Yes 3 million troops from the Asian sub continent, 16000 from the British West Indian regiment, and hundreds of thousands from Australia, Canada,South Africa & forgive me on any I haven't mentioned, volunteered to fight for Great Britain during the Great War. In truth we couldn't have won without them.
Go to France and see thousands of Muslim headstones in French war cemeteries , all facing Mecca.
You are correct, there are Muslim Cemetaries dedicated to Muslims who were part of the allied forces.
[quote][p][bold]Arsenal red[/bold] wrote: Dear Linzi Are you aware over 3 million, Yes 3 million troops from the Asian sub continent, 16000 from the British West Indian regiment, and hundreds of thousands from Australia, Canada,South Africa & forgive me on any I haven't mentioned, volunteered to fight for Great Britain during the Great War. In truth we couldn't have won without them. Go to France and see thousands of Muslim headstones in French war cemeteries , all facing Mecca.[/p][/quote]You are correct, there are Muslim Cemetaries dedicated to Muslims who were part of the allied forces. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -9

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