Armistice Centenary at Herne Hill, Sunday 11 November

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Artwork used with kind permission from local artist Mary Rodriguez

There will only ever be one Centenary of the First World War Armistice. On Sunday 11 November 2018 — exactly 100 years after the guns fell silent and the slaughter stopped — we hope local people and visitors will join us for a brief commemoration at Herne Hill’s popular Sunday market.

In consensus with countless communities throughout the British Isles and overseas, the Herne Hill community will mark this unique and significant anniversary with two minutes’ silence at 11am at Herne Hill station.

Many British towns and villages have a civic war memorial where the names of the men who never returned are inscribed. But there is no civic war memorial in Herne Hill — although there are several church-based and small community memorials. Until recently, in fact, the true scale of our community’s losses in the First World War was not known.

In another token of the Armistice Centenary, and with the kind support of Southeastern Railway who operate Herne Hill station, there will be information panels installed in the ticket hall of Herne Hill Station. There will be similar panels at The Charter School North Dulwich and the Carnegie Library.

Artwork used with kind permission of local artist Mary Rodriguez www.maryrodriguez.co.uk

Colin Wight