SEBRA Chairman John Zamit was instrumental in the restoration of the Lancaster Gate War Memorial, and it was unveiled in it's new location in November 2002.

On Sunday 11 November 2018, the third annual service at the memorial took place, which as well as recognising the sacrifice of Paddington residents during the Great War and subsequent conflicts, also marked the 100th anniversary of the end of that war.

A chilly but fine morning saw a good sized crowd attend the service, which was lead by Father Paul Thomas of St James's Church.

John Zamit laid a wreath on behalf of SEBRA Members, and SEBRA President John Walton also attended the ceremony along with a number of local Councillors, Karen Buck MP and Ian Adams, Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster.

Boy scouts, girl guides and local schoolchildren laid wreaths on behalf of various local community groups and a young bugle player played a very moving rendition of the Last Post.

The service ended with a playing of the National Anthem and then many of those who attended a reception at the Lancaster Hall Hotel, enjoying a welcome selection of sandwiches and cakes plus tea and coffee.

A small gallery of images from the service is shown below, thanks to Teresa Stokes and Billy Kennedy for taking them. A full report on proceedings will appear in the Spring 2019 edition of SEBRA NEWS W2.