Carshalton Ponds will be transformed into a sea of poppies as part of World War One centenery

Carshalton Ponds

Carshalton Ponds

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Poppies will be floated in Carshalton Ponds to form the centre piece of Sutton's World War One commemoration.

Alongside towns and cities all over the world, Sutton will mark the centenary of the start of the war on Sunday, August 3.

There will be a ceremony at the war memorial from 4pm while hundreds of poppies turn the ponds into a sea of red.

The mayor, representatives of various faiths, armed forces, the Royal British Legion and the families of the names featured on the memorial will all feature in the ceremony. 

All Saints Church will mark the occasion with a peal of its bells.

Lord Graham Tope, chairman of Sutton Council's organising committee, said: "We hope that as many people as possible will be able to be present to see the borough undertake this act of remembrance.

"The full details will be available in the coming days but we wanted to make sure that everyone was aware as soon as possible as to the events which are taking place."

"These acts of remembrance will be over a period of four years and we will be staging events all over the borough."

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9:04am Sun 20 Jul 14

sarflondoner says...

Saturday August 2nd not the 3rd. Perhaps.
Saturday August 2nd not the 3rd. Perhaps. sarflondoner
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10:19am Sun 20 Jul 14

CPN says...

Indeed - Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd?
Indeed - Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd? CPN
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12:38pm Sun 20 Jul 14

sarflondoner says...

Another basic error by the Chief Reporter.
Another basic error by the Chief Reporter. sarflondoner
  • Score: 3

6:06pm Sun 20 Jul 14

hvwortley says...

Not related to this story, but why no coverage of the fire at Carshalton Bakery yesterday?
Not related to this story, but why no coverage of the fire at Carshalton Bakery yesterday? hvwortley
  • Score: 4

8:56pm Sun 20 Jul 14

DelCAFC says...

So is it Saturday or Sunday? Terrible basic error and posted 15 hours ago now without clarification.
So is it Saturday or Sunday? Terrible basic error and posted 15 hours ago now without clarification. DelCAFC
  • Score: 3

12:04pm Wed 23 Jul 14

missfeline says...

Definitely Sunday 3 August- according to the Lib Dem website and others9I googled it!) Hopefully there will be a good turnout.
Definitely Sunday 3 August- according to the Lib Dem website and others9I googled it!) Hopefully there will be a good turnout. missfeline
  • Score: 2

12:08pm Wed 23 Jul 14

missfeline says...

BTW Centenery or centenary? Chief reporter seems unsure of the correct one (which happens to be centenAry)
BTW Centenery or centenary? Chief reporter seems unsure of the correct one (which happens to be centenAry) missfeline
  • Score: -3

6:08pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Emily_Brothers says...

Over a thousand people turned out this afternoon for Sutton’s memorable tribute to those who have died in war. It was held at Carshalton Ponds, at which a new memorial stone was unveiled and local people were able to lay poppies in commemoration.

I hope people will take part in commemorations to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War by turning out their lights between 10 pm and 11 pm tomorrow night. The Lights Out campaign is inspired by the words of the then Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, who famously remarked on the outbreak of the war: ‘The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.’ I think it is a time for reflection, to endeavour to ensure peace across the World.

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Over a thousand people turned out this afternoon for Sutton’s memorable tribute to those who have died in war. It was held at Carshalton Ponds, at which a new memorial stone was unveiled and local people were able to lay poppies in commemoration. I hope people will take part in commemorations to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War by turning out their lights between 10 pm and 11 pm tomorrow night. The Lights Out campaign is inspired by the words of the then Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, who famously remarked on the outbreak of the war: ‘The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.’ I think it is a time for reflection, to endeavour to ensure peace across the World. www.emilybrothers.co m Emily_Brothers
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