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In pictures: Residents around borough pay tribute to fallen in Remembrance Sunday services

James Giles



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Hundreds of residents this morning paid tribute to all those who gave their lives in Britain’s wars, both past and present. New Malden was the first to hold its service, led by Christ Church reader, Katy Loffman. Following this, wreaths were laid and services were held in Kingston, at All Saints Parish Church, Surbiton, at the War Memorial on Ewell Road, and Chessington, at the Royal British Legion Headquarters.

Local resident, Joan Hale, attended the New Malden service, and said “I think there are considerably more here [attending this morning at New Malden] than in previous years. The band were superb. It was lovely to see all of the parents and families, and lots of young children who came up with the band, which was excellent too.”

One member of the Royal British Legion told us “I was really pleased with the turnout at this [New Malden] important service.”


Poppy wreaths are laid in Kingston

Credit: Kingston Residents Alliance


Mayor Roy Arora lays a wreath in remembrance of those who died for us


Wreaths are laid in Surbiton

Credit: Syed Kamall MEP


Residents both young and old come to remember at New Malden service


Residents pay their respects at All Saints Church, Kingston

Credit: Kingston Residents Alliance


Zac Goldsmith MP, James Berry MP and Councillor Kevin Davis pay respect to the fallen


Surbiton High School students lay a wreath in Kingston

Credit: Ann Haydon


Poppy wreaths are laid in Kingston

Credit: Kingston Residents Alliance


Malden and Coombe Scout Band plays at New Malden Remembrance Service


Residents mark those who have fallen at New Malden service


Residents take a look at wreaths laid in Kingston

Credit: Kingston Residents Alliance


Zac Goldsmith MP and James Berry MP lay a wreath


Many residents turn out for New Malden service


Residents mark their respect with poppy wreaths

Credit: Kingston Residents Alliance


New Malden parade at Remembrance service


Residents pray for the fallen in services across the boroughe


New Malden parade at Remembrance service


The service was led by readers from Christ Church


In remembrance

Councillor Terry Paton spoke with us, saying “New Malden is always a special service, we have a proud heritage of all the community coming together young and old remembering the great sacrifices made by so many. We should never take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude, also remembering the three VC’s of Maldens and Coombe and those still fighting to keep us all safe”.

Ken Smith, Councillor and Chair of the Royal British Legion in Malden and Coombe extended his thanks to attendees, saying “The Malden and Coombe Branch of the Royal British Legion our would like to place on record thanks to the residents of New Malden for making today’s service so memorable. We would also like to thank the Local Police and Volunteers for their support along with all the help for the organisation of the event. Without you all the day would not have been possible . Tonight there are many ex-service men and women who will find life that little bit easier thanks to you all.”

Events in our Local Community

B&Q to reveal new look store with family fun day

James Giles




B&Q will soon open the doors to its newly revamped home improvement store in New Malden. To celebrate, B&Q New Malden will host a day of family fun on Saturday 14th January, including a special guest appearance from local rugby legend Nick Easter, who played No. 8 for Harlequins and England in international rugby union.

At the launch event the local sports star, known fondly by fans as “Minty”, will be testing out his DIY skills against B&Q New Malden’s store team. Customers will get the chance to see the sporting star getting mucky off the pitch for a change as store staff challenge him try his hand at potting plants in the garden centre, tussle with wallpaper and cause a ruckus with a paintbrush. He will also be on hand to meet, greet and sign autographs for fans. Plus, there will also be plenty to keep the family entertained throughout the day, including a balloon modeller, face painter, stilt walkers and a craft station.

B&Q New Malden has been completely revamped to offer customers a variety of new products and features, including a new paint desk, a new kitchens and bathrooms display, more visual ranges of flooring and tiles, and a new café with windows overlooking the A3 and Burlington Road.

Lee Bayliss, Unit Manager at B&Q New Malden, said: “We’re all looking forward to welcoming customers to our newly revamped store. We’re ready to show off our new look to New Malden’s residents and inspire them to start a new home improvement project under the guidance of our expert advice. We’re all really looking forward to Saturday’s family fun day and, of course, testing Nick with our DIY challenges!”

Nick Easter added: “I’m really looking forward to helping celebrate the launch of the newly revamped B&Q New Malden store. I’m not sure that my DIY skills can beat the in store experts but it will be great to get some advice from them to make my own home improvement projects easier.”

The B&Q family fun day will take place on Saturday, 14th January from 10am to 3pm, with Nick Easter in store from 10:30 -12:30pm, at B&Q New Malden, Shannon Commercial Centre, Beverley Way, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4PT.

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