At 07:30 on the 1st July 2016 a small service was held at the Ilford War Memorial Gardens to commemorate that pivotal moment in time,100 years ago, when the whistles blew all along the length of the British & Allied Force's trenches and thousands of brave men went “over the top”.

At 10.45 on the same day, a formal Civic Service was held in the Ilford War Memorial Gardens in the presence of the Mayor, Local MP’s, Councillors, other Dignitaries and Invited Guests.

This Memorial Event is open to the public and ALL are welcome to attend…

Both of the above events were hosted by
Barkingside Branch of the Royal British Legion