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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11:00pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Linzi Doze says...

It wont go down well in E4. Majority of the English there are the down & outs originally from Walthamstow that progressed up the borough to E4. The rest are immigrants. So pleased my husband, myself & other family members emigrated on Wednesday 30th July 2014....
It wont go down well in E4. Majority of the English there are the down & outs originally from Walthamstow that progressed up the borough to E4. The rest are immigrants. So pleased my husband, myself & other family members emigrated on Wednesday 30th July 2014.... Linzi Doze
  • Score: -1

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

9:49pm Sat 2 Aug 14

linzi666 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.
Dear Arsenal red, Yes im fully aware thanks, Many volunteered to fight for Great Britain because they knew they would be reaping the benefits centuries later. Shame they're fighting for ISIS now! England has certainly paid the price for that mistake! Wont be able to reply again as I live overseas out of the EU thank god!
[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]Dear Arsenal red, Yes im fully aware thanks, Many volunteered to fight for Great Britain because they knew they would be reaping the benefits centuries later. Shame they're fighting for ISIS now! England has certainly paid the price for that mistake! Wont be able to reply again as I live overseas out of the EU thank god! linzi666
  • Score: 3

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

9:38pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

linzi666 wrote:
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.
Dear Arsenal red, Yes im fully aware thanks, Many volunteered to fight for Great Britain because they knew they would be reaping the benefits centuries later. Shame they're fighting for ISIS now! England has certainly paid the price for that mistake! Wont be able to reply again as I live overseas out of the EU thank god!
What are you talking about you daft person? How could they have known that they would be 'reaping the benefits centuries later?' It was only a 100 years ago.

Go to wherever you are in Spain with the low life Brit rejects and open your 'Grate Old Enlish caf with twaditunnel Ingish Brekky with all der twimmings luv'. Only 2 euro luvs.
[quote][p][bold]linzi666[/bold] wrote: [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]Dear Arsenal red, Yes im fully aware thanks, Many volunteered to fight for Great Britain because they knew they would be reaping the benefits centuries later. Shame they're fighting for ISIS now! England has certainly paid the price for that mistake! Wont be able to reply again as I live overseas out of the EU thank god![/p][/quote]What are you talking about you daft person? How could they have known that they would be 'reaping the benefits centuries later?' It was only a 100 years ago. Go to wherever you are in Spain with the low life Brit rejects and open your 'Grate Old Enlish caf with twaditunnel Ingish Brekky with all der twimmings luv'. Only 2 euro luvs. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -8

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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