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72 years on: wreaths laid at Soviet War Memorial on Victory Day

The Mayor of Southwark and the Russian ambassador joined the annual Victory Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park on Tuesday morning.

72 years on: wreaths laid at Soviet War Memorial on Victory Day
72 years on: wreaths laid at Soviet War Memorial on Victory Day

The ceremony marked the 72nd anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Labour's Neil Coyle and the Liberal Democrat Sir Simon Hughes – currently running for office in Bermondsey & Old Southwark – both spoke at the event.

Wreaths were laid on behalf of dozens of local, national and international organisations, including veterans' organisations.

For Cllr Kath Whittam this was one of her final public engagements as Mayor of Southwark. The new Mayor will be elected at a ceremony to be held on Saturday at Southwark Cathedral.

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