Mayor leads remembrance service

The war memorial in Islington Green. Credit: Sara Richards.

Mayor Jilani Chowdhury will lead Islington’s acts of remembrance on Armistice Day this Sunday.

More than 1,000 people are expected to watch the procession from Highbury Corner past the Town Hall to Islington Green tomorrow, with police stopping traffic on Upper Street for the two minutes’ silence.

The parade will mark the 94th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The mayor, a Barnsbury councillor, said: “It is an honour for me to represent all of Islington’s residents in these acts of Remembrance. “Please join us at one of the three events across the borough or at Camden and Islington Cemetery in East Finchley.”

Islington Remembrance Day details

The Remembrance Day Parade leaves Highbury Corner at 10am, headed by the Holloway Adventurers and Pathfinders Drum Corps. The procession will  stop at the Town Hall where other council officials will join the Mayoral Party.

The procession will then walk down Upper Street towards Islington Memorial Green where there will be an inter-faith service at 10.40am.

Further Remembrance Sunday events will take place at the War Memorial, Spa Green at 11.40am and at the WWI Memorial Arch at Manor Gardens at 2pm.