Epsom and Ewell borough is gearing up for Armistice Day with a number of events being held to commemorate past wars.

On Tuesday (November 5), the borough's annual 'Remembrance Garden' was opened at Bourne Hall park in Ewell.

Around 170 school children from eight schools in the borough joined costumed volunteers to mark the opening of the garden, which was organized by Bourne Hall Museum.

The children helped participants — some of whom wore thematic military uniforms from the First and Second World Wars — place poppy wreaths and small crosses in the garden in memory of Britain's war dead.

Meanwhile, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) announced Tuesday their plans for the annual Remembrance event.

EEBC said that the service, including the two minutes' silence, would be held on Monday and return to the Market Square as Armistice Day (November 11) fell on a weekday for the first time in several years.

"We will be holding a short service at the clock tower in Epsom Market Place, which will incorporate the national two minute silence.

"Representatives from different faiths have been invited and the service will include serving officers, veterans, school children, the Royal British Region, the Mayor and councillors.

"The public are welcome to participate and the service will start at approximately 10.50am," a council spokesperson said.

Blenheim High School, Glyn school, Epsom College, Kingswood House School, Rosebery School, Ewell Castle School, Epsom and Ewell High School would all be sending representatives, EEBC said.

Epsom and Ewell Mayor John Beckett will for his part attend a number of engagements on the Saturday (November 9) immediately before Armistice Day, including visiting poppy sellers and laying wreaths at several locations in the borough.