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Carshalton's commemoration of the outbreak of World War 1 - Sunday 3rd August 2014

In a moving ceremony in the Memorial Gardens in Honeywood Walk, many of Carshalton's residents, families of lost loved ones, councillors and voluntary groups and their representatives came together to commemorate the outbreak of Word War One and remember those who had given their lives for us as the tragic events unfolded. The event started with the unveiling of Carshalton's new World War Two Memorial. The pictures below are a small archive of the events of the day.

Julian Heath's image taken across the pond from Honeywood Walk**

The Memorial Stone* Carshalton's new WW2 Memorial* Carshalton's WW1 Memorial*
The views from Pound Street and..... .....from Honeywood Museum..... .....of the WW1 Memorial
Honeywood Museum The crowds gathered..... ..... on both sides of the Upper Pond
Detail from the WW1 Memorial Dick Bower introducing proceedings The Royal British Legion and.....
..... the TS Puma Sea Cadets The Memorials, Parish Church in the background Cllr. Arthur Hookway, Mayor of Sutton
Bobby Hamilton reads Wilfred Owen's
A Strange Meeting
The Last Post, which preceded..... ..... a minute's silence and reflection.....
.....which was faithfully observed..... all present. Sutton Chorale leading the National Anthem
Those present were invited to float a poppy..... .....on the ponds, one for each remembered Reading the stories of some of the fallen
The foot of the WW1 Memorial post-event Their name liveth for evermore Medals were rightly worn
The WW2 Memorial post-event Period entertainment at the reception.... Honeywood Museum afterwards

On Monday the 4th August everyone in the UK was invited to turn off their lights between 10pm and 11pm, leaving only a single light or candle for a symbolic act of reflection and hope. Our Web site paid its respects throughout the hour.


All images on this page are Copyright Zute Lightfoot and used with kind permission, *The Friends of Honeywood Museum 2014, and *Julian Heath
Text Copyright The Friends of Honeywood Museum 2014

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