Unfortunately the Mayor of Thunder Bay (Canada) is now unable to come over to sign the Agreement on the 11 November. It will be postponed but hopefully no later than March 2019, when the Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Kim Botting, will also sign at Bromley Civic Centre. Thunder Bay has a number of sister city arrangements with countries around the world. The Friendship Agreement will formalise the relationship between the London Borough of Bromley and the City of Thunder Bay, which is based on over 100 years of shared history and remembrance. It will be a citizen driven relationship with a focus on educational and cultural links and exchanges.
The Remembrance events in Orpington, on Sunday 11 November, will comprise:
10:40am Muster at Orpington War Memorial
10:50am Act of Remembrance begins
11.20am Depart from the War Memorial
11.40am Church service at All Saints' Parish Church, Bark Hart Road
12.20pm Procession to Ivy Millichamp's grave
12.30pm Procession to Canadian Corner with Bugler
12.40pm Depart to the Royal British Legion for refreshments
Did you know that Green Street Green had its own fire brigade? The founder and chief member of the fire brigade was Mr Frank Whittaker in the early 1900s. His grandson, Mr Barrie Newman, still lives in Green Street Green and was a member of the Green Street Green Village Society committee for many years .
The following is an article from the Daily Mail in the 1950s. It is believed that the photograph was taken in 1917:
(Newspaper clipping kindly provided by Margaret Lawrence)
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