Harrow residents are gearing up for an emotional farewell as the last ever Remembrance Sunday Parade at the former Harrow Civic Centre is set to take place on Sunday, November 12.
The iconic parade, a Harrow tradition for nearly two decades, will commence at 10am from Katie’s statue on St Ann’s Road, proceeding down Station Road, and culminating at the former Civic Centre.
The event marks the end of an era as the Civic Centre site undergoes redevelopment, leaving behind 18 years of memories.
The former Civic Centre has been the venue for the second largest Remembrance Sunday Parade and service in London, second only to the renowned Cenotaph ceremony.
Every year, thousands of spectators gather along the streets to pay their respects, witnessing the solemn procession featuring armed forces, emergency services, faith groups, and community organisations, all honoring the brave souls who sacrificed their today for our tomorrow.
The central focus of this parade has been the war memorial, a solemn reminder of sacrifice and courage, officially unveiled in 2005 by the Duke of Gloucester.
Plans are underway to delicately relocate the war memorial to its new site in the heart of Harrow Town Centre.
In the spirit of remembrance, Harrow Council has adorned lamp posts throughout the borough with poppies, symbolising gratitude and respect for the fallen heroes.
The council has also shared a video on its social media channels, capturing the process of placing these across Harrow.
The post reads, “Have you seen these poppies on your high st? Join us on Remembrance Sunday, 12 November at the former Civic Centre site for a special service being held at the site for the last time.
“Wear your poppy with pride – support the Royal British Legion.”