This weekend Barnet will pause to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in conflict exactly 100 years after the guns fell silent in the First World War.

On Sunday 11 November, the Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Reuben Thompstone, will attend a service of remembrance due to be held at the Hendon War Memorial.


Other special commemorations marking the centenary of the Armistice will take place throughout the weekend.

The Remembrance Sunday parade in Hendon will begin at 10.40am. Two minutes of silence will be observed at 11am.

Also in attendance will be councillors, ex-servicemen and women, Army Reserve personnel and cadets.

The Mayor will lay a wreath at the foot of the memorial on behalf of the borough.

He said: “This year’s commemorations will have an added poignancy as we pause in remembrance exactly 100 years since the end of the First World War and the horror of the trenches.

“Remembrance Sunday gives us all an opportunity to take a moment of quiet reflection, and to acknowledge the tremendous debt of gratitude we owe those who have given their lives in two world wars, and in other more recent conflicts. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

For more information about Remembrance Sunday commemorations in Barnet, please go to Barnet Council’s website.