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ARMISTICE 100

Members of all faiths and none coalesced as one Hackney community to mark the centenary of the First World War armistice on Sunday. Veterans, politicians and camouflage-clad soldiers congregated at the Town Hall, before marching to St John at Hackney Church, where wreaths were laid at the memorial.

Youngsters at a Hackney school fell silent at 11am on Wednesday to remember the 439 students and teachers who fought during the First World War.

Dozens of children, adults, and a fair few dogs gathered in Abney Park or a special Remembrance Day ceremony to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

When the sound of rockets was heard across north London on November 11, 1918, some feared for their lives.

Paul Oliver’s father joined the army at 17 thinking the war would be over in months. But, as many of his generation found out, the reality was totally different.

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