At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
On Friday 8th November our annual Service of Remembrance was held at Saint Cecilia’s School. Not only do we Remember all 154 named on the Old Wandsworthians Memorial Plaque, we also remembered our Armed Forces community, the British and Commonwealth veterans, the Allies that fought alongside them and the civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts. Above year 7 pupils, Ema Klumbys and Christopher Soto and Commander Robert Hawkins, preparing to lay the Wreath. This year we had 24 Old Wandsworthians attend the service, along with over 120 year 7 pupils and staff of St Cecilia’s School. Peter Heard (who attended the school during the late 40s) led the event on behalf of the Trust, and was supported by a special guest, Commander Robert Hawkins MBE Royal Navy (who attended the school 1971 – 1978). Robert gave a short talk about the role of the armed forces and of his experiences in the royal navy. Prior to the Service a tour of the school was organised for the many Old Wandsworthians who attended the day.
The photo above shows the group at the rear of St Cecilia’s School, probably standing in the old Service Road which went under the New School building and up towards the Old Grammer School, still seen in the background…now apartments!