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Remembrance services take place across Barking and Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 10:11 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:42 13 November 2017

Remembrance Sunday wreath laying service in Barking Park and two minutes silence.

Remembrance Sunday wreath laying service in Barking Park and two minutes silence.

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Barking and Dagenham fell silent over the weekend to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in war.

Remembrance Sunday wreath laying service at Dagenham Parish Church and two minutes silence. Remembrance Sunday wreath laying service at Dagenham Parish Church and two minutes silence.

Three days of Remembrance Day parades and services saw hundreds of people turn out to pay their respects.

Members of uniformed organisations, former servicemen and politicians were among those to lay wreaths in Barking Park and at Dagenham Parish Church yesterday morning in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

These were followed by an afternoon ceremony at the Chadwell Heath Royal British Legion.

Cllr Darren Rodwell, leader of the council, said: “Thousands of men and women from Barking and Dagenham have fought and died in both world wars and subsequent conflicts, to preserve the freedoms that we all enjoy today.

“It falls on all of us to remember them and to ensure that they did not die in vain.”

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