Trafalgar Day 2015 at East Greenwich Pleasaunce

October 15, 2015 by  

Thank you to Sue from the Friends of East Greenwich Pleasaunce for details of this year’s Trafalgar Day event.

On Saturday 24th October there will be a Trafalgar Day Act of Remembrance which will take place at 12 noon at the memorial plaque, to which all are welcome.

The remains of some of those who died in the battle of Trafalgar, 210 years ago, are buried here in the Pleasaunce so it is an appropriate place to hold this event. The Church of England, East Greenwich Ministry Team will preside over the service.

The Salvation Army band will provide the music and standard bearers from the Royal Naval Association and the Deptford and Greenwich Sea Cadets will parade. Wreaths will be laid by the Mayor of Greenwich and the deputy Lord Lieutenant and representatives from the WRNS. Many from the local Royal Naval Association including residents from the Trafalgar Quarters will attend this event which is supported by our Friends Group.

The Revd. Margaret Cave, our local team rector commented on the event, “We are delighted that the Remembrance Service will continue despite the sad death earlier this year of ex-naval service man Terry Stacey who organised this event for many years.”