Lest We Forget. There will be the Crystal Palace Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 11th November 2018, at the Upper Norwood War Memorial (Westow Street, in front of Sainsbury’s).
The Salvation Army Service will be supported by the 1st Crystal Palace Scouts and Explorers, starts at 10.45am. With the formal act of remembrance and laying of Wreathes to take place at 11am, following the 2 minutes silence and the playing of the last post.
2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. For these Centenary Commemorations the 1st Crystal Palace Scouts will be organising a display about the First World War and Scouting, which will be set up within the Salvation Army Halls, Westow Street. The 1st Crystal Palace Scout Group lost 9 members in the First and Second World War, and the Group contributed towards the initial cost of the Upper Norwood War Memorial.
The service will be led by by The Salvation Army band. Refreshments to be available in the afterwards.
Poppies are available in various locations in Crystal Palace, including; Bookseller Crow, Smash Bang Wallop, on Westow Street and Upper Norwood Library (Westow Hill).
The War Memorial on Westow Street has recently been listed with Historic England (February 2017), and it is now designated Grade II. The front face bears the inscription:
OF THE MEN
THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 – 1918
WHO DIED IN THE
1939 – 1945
AS A LASTING MEMORIAL
AN ENDOWMENT FOR THE NORWOOD
COTTAGE HOSPITAL WAS PROVIDED
AND THIS MONUMENT ERECTED.
For their country they died
in memory they live.