Over 100 members of the community gathered in Chingford Mount for the service of commemoration
Natalie Glanvill, Reporter, covering Chingford, Highams Park and Woodford. Call me on 07795 476 625 / / News
A candlelit vigil to honour those killed in the First World War was attended by more than 100 members of the community.
The ceremony on the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War took place at the civilian war memorial in Albert Crescent, Chingford, yesterday.
Organised by Conservative councillor for Hatch Lane, Geoff Walker, and in conjunction with the Royal British Legion (RBL) and Christian churches across Chingford, the service was opened by Reverend Lesley Goldsmith of St Edmund's Church in Larkswood Road.
The service invloved Christian hymns and prayers and was attended by priests and pastors from every Catholic and Anglican Church across Chingford.
At 10pm, drummers from the Epping Forest Pipe Band led a ceremonial placement of a drum head altar.
One by one drums were placed in position stacked three-tiers high, followed by a march of the standards by Chingford RBL branch members.
The two flag bearers draped the Union flags across the altar.
Clergyman Christopher Mayston-King, 48, of St Edmund's Church participated in the service by holding a gold cross.
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