Borough Hosts Two Remembrance Day Parades on Sunday

With two minute silence at 11am at Fulham and Shepherd's Bush War Memorials

A two minute silence will be held at 11am on Sunday 10 November at war memorials in both Shepherd's Bush and Fulham.

Two separate parades in the north and south of the borough will be followed by the two services.

The silence marks the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 at the end of the First World War, when the guns of Europe fell silent. The ceremonies mark the sacrifices made in that conflict, in the Second World War, and in every conflict since.

The Shepherd's Bush procession will begin at Sulgrave Road, off Shepherd's Bush Road, at 10.15am before the service at the war memorial on Shepherds Bush Green. Both will be attended by H&F Mayor, Cllr D'aryl Brown.

The service will be conducted by Father Richard Nesbitt of Our Lady of Fatima church and Reverend Cameron Collington of St Simon’s church.

After the service, there will be a march past in Shepherd's Bush Road where the Mayor will take the salute before the parade is dismissed in Westwick Gardens.

The Fulham procession will begin at Parsons Green at 10.20am and march down New Kings Road to the Fulham War Memorial in Vicarage Garden. Both will be attended by the Deputy Mayor of H&F, Cllr Mercy Umeh.

The service will be led by Penny Seabrook, associate vicar of All Saints’ church, Fulham.

The service will be followed with a march across Fulham High Street to Fulham House where the Deputy Mayor will take the salute before the parade is dismissed.

Everyone is welcome to take part in just the services by going to either Shepherd's Bush Green or Vicarage Garden before 11am

"On this day every year we make a special effort to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we may have the freedoms we now hold dear," said Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham, Cllr Daryl Brown.

"This occasion will provide an important focus for the whole community to come together, and reflect on the effort made by people from so many backgrounds for the good of all."

Hammersmith & Fulham Council say that to ensure the parades run smoothly, parking will not be allowed on the eastern side of Shepherd's Bush Road between the junction with Shepherd's Bush Green and Minford Gardens, and on New King's Road between the western end of Parsons Green and Peterborough Road.

The restrictions will be enforced from 5pm on Saturday 9 November until 12.30pm on Sunday 10 November.

The parades will last for approximately two hours.

Members of local Brownies and Cubs lay poppies at Fulham War Memorial

November 6, 2019