EFS Europe supplies WWI Centenary Event this Remembrance Day


EFS Europe marked its 5th year in a row supplying this year’s Leicester City Victoria Park Remembrance Event with Temp-A-Path. This year marked the 100th Anniversary of the Great War on this very special Armistice Day.  Thousands of people from all over Leicestershire and beyond came together to pay tribute to those that lost their lives during Service. A parade made up of members of the armed forces, veterans and cadets marched from De Montfort Hall, along Centenary Walk to the Arch of Remembrance shortly before the service started.

The 2018 service utilised over 2800m(an increase from 2000 mlast year) of EFS’s Temp-A-Path to create clean and clear access for the invited guests and visitors, including Sir David Attenborough. The lightweight, interlocking plastic flooring system also provided a stable base for the thousands of chairs set out to accommodate the congregation.

In addition to Temp-A-Path, EFS Europe also supplied and installed 3 rolls of 3m x 30m of its high-quality Podium Flat carpet in a mahogany finish. The carpet was used to create a walkway from the seating area to the war memorial itself, providing guests with well-presented access to lay wreaths and pay their respects. The carpet was also used to cover the podium upon which a lone trumpeter played the last post. The carpet was installed with a protective plastic top-cover that remained in place until the last minute, ensuring the carpet was in pristine condition for the start of the event.

Installation of the Temp-A-Path took place on Saturday 10th November, with the carpet being laid on the early Sunday morning.  The uplift was done immediately after the service concluded on Sunday 11th November in the afternoon.


EFS Europe’s Business Development Manager, Jeremy Simpson said:

“I’ve said many times before that despite working across the UK, supplying events in our home city is always special. This year was very poignant as people across the county remembered the fallen at this WWI Centenary event.  The Victoria Park remembrance service has become an integral part of the city’s own calendar and to be involved again this year certainly made us feel very much a part of the county’s culture.” He said. “Lest we forget.” He concluded.

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