Free Tickets Available for WW1 Ceremony on September 20

Event will include unveiling of plaque and poppy garden

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To book tickets for this event call 020 8753 2013 or emailing mayor@lbhf.gov.uk with your name, address and how many tickets you require.

 

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Free tickets are now available for a special ceremony on September 20 to honour the men and women who served the country during World War One.

The First World War centenary event, which takes place between 9.30am and 3.30pm on Saturday September 20 at Hammersmith Town Hall, features the unveiling of a plaque and poppy garden and talks about World War One and the local people who helped the war effort.

There will be musical performances and readings along with refreshments and a lunch buffet. Guests are also invited to bring along medals and memorabilia from the First World War, and share their own stories should they wish.

The commemoration event has been organised by Fulham resident Ray Champion, with support from Hammersmith and Fulham Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations, Hammersmith & Fulham Council and many of its contractors.

Mr Champion, 78, says: " My father served during the conflict and – after going through some of his war-time possessions – I thought it would be fitting for the community to publically honour the men and women from H&F who contributed to the war effort.

" I would love to see young people and older residents coming together to show that we have not – and will never – forget the sacrifices made by so many to protect our liberty."

Free tickets for the day-long event are available now by calling 020 8753 2013 or emailing mayor@lbhf.gov.uk with your name, address and how many tickets you require.

Tickets for the day are limited and only available until September 10. However, anyone can attend the plaque and poppy garden unveiling, which will take place in nearby Furnivall Gardens at 11am.

Cllr Alan De’Ath, the borough’s representative for Armed Forces and Cadets, says: "The sacrifice and courage demonstrated by so many during World War One will never be forgotten and occasions such as this give us all an opportunity to come together and reflect on their inspirational efforts.

"It is testament to the men and women across the UK who served during the war and laid down their lives in defence of our country that today – 100 years since war broke out – their legacy remains as strong as ever."

The World War One commemoration event is supported by the council, Pinnacle, MITIE, Quadron, Amey, Serco and Chelsea Funeral Directors.

August 22, 2014