Sutton Council’s official Civic Act of Remembrance will take place on Wednesday 11 November. The ceremony in Trinity Square on Sutton High Street will begin at 10.30am with the Mayor of Sutton Muhammad Sadiq and Deputy Mayor Joyce Melican in attendance. Members of the public are invited to attend to join as they observe the two-minute silence starting at 11am.
The Civic Offices will also be marking the silence. All staff and visitors to the building will be advised when it starts and ends so they can observe it with respect.
Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, said:
“Armistice Day is a chance for us to pause and give thanks to those who have made sacrifices serving their country.
“Just one hundred years ago young men and women of this borough were prepared to give up their lives for freedom – we must never forget their courage. I invite everyone who can to join us on Wednesday and honour our brave servicemen and women.”
Sutton Life Centre Library will host a talk by Tony Brett-Young on the importance of Remembrance Day starting at 7pm on Wednesday 11 November. Finally, All Saints Church in Carshalton will be the venue for the debut of A Great War Oratorio on Saturday 21 November. This exceptional show will feature local musicians, actors and singers performing an especially-written oratorio which will focus on Sutton’s experiences during World War 1.
Tickets cost £5 and can be ordered from GREAT WAR