Published: Monday, 15th October 2018

11 November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. There is a range of events happening around the borough to commemorate the anniversary.

Children from Mulgrave School planting poppies earlier in the year

Children from Mulgrave School planting poppies earlier in the year

All events are free to attend.

The Canaries

Friday 16 and Saturday 17 November

Building 41,
Royal Arsenal,
Woolwich SE18 4DX

Prepare for a journey through the hardships of war as well as the love, laughter and companionship the women of Woolwich Royal Arsenal found in their lives. Written by local playwright Louisa Le Marchand, this play is performed in one of the few remaining buildings where women munitions workers actually worked.

Picture of the women in world war two

Women munition workers during WWI

Wreath Laying

Friday 9 November

  • 10.45am: Woolwich Town Hall, Wellington Street, SE18
  • 2.30pm: War Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill Road, SE18
  • 3pm: Greenwich Cemetery War Memorial, Westmount Road, SE9

Saturday 10 November

  • 10.45am: Thamesmead War Memorial (including Remembrance Service), Joyce Dawson Way, SE28
  • 10.45am: Maze Hill War Memorial, Greenwich Park, Charlton Way, Junction with Maze Hill SE3
  • 11.20am: St John's Church, Stratheden Road, SE3
  • 11.40am: St Luke's Church, The Village, SE7
  • 12 noon: Charlton Cemetery, Cemetery Lane, SE7
  • 12 noon: Plumstead Cemetery War Memorial, via Lodge Hill, Upper Wickham Lane SE2
  • 12.20pm: Woolwich New Cemetery War Memorial, Camdale Road, SE18

Sunday 11 November

  • 10.30am: Eltham War Memorial veteran and cadet parade: Junction of Eltham Hill/Eltham High Street SE9
  • St Johns the Baptist Church (service to follow parade above), Eltham High Street, SE9
  • 10.40am: St Michaels All Angels Church (including service), Abbey Wood Road, SE2
  • 11am: Flight Lt. Richard Reynell memorial, The Point, SE10
Poppy wreaths

War Horse film screening

Friday 19th October, 7.30pm

Global Fusion will be screening the film War Horse with a voluntary £3 admission donation.

Charlton House,
Charlton Road,
London SE7 8RE

WWI Poetry, spoken word and music

Thursday 1 November, 7.30pm to 10pm

Earl of Chatham,
15 Thomas Street,
Woolwich SE18 6HU

Drop in at any time.

Buglers and beacons

Sunday 11 November, 6.58pm

General Gordon Square,
Woolwich SE18

Buglers from the Cadet Forces will play the Last Post at 6.58pm followed by a two minute silence. At the stroke of 7pm the beacon will be lit before Reveille is played.