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First ‘Tommy’ sculpture unveiled outside Guildhall

The first of five Tommy sculptures to be installed around the borough of Kingston has been unveiled ahead of Armistice Day, which falls on Sunday, November 11.

Four sculptures will be placed at the Kingston memorial gardens on Union Street, by the New Malden roundabout, on Bridge Road and by the Surbiton roundabout between November 5 to 8.

Communities across the country have been marking the centenary of the first world war to commemorate the anniversary of the armistice that brought the bloody conflict to an end.

There will be four remembrance services taking place across Kingston on Sunday, November 11, which will be attended by the Mayor, as well as former Mayors, councillors, council officers and other civic dignitaries.

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