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Remembrance Sunday to be marked in west Norfolk

A photo of the Tommy statues in front of Greyfriars Tower at night

Published: Tuesday, 9th November 2021

The Mayor, Cllr Harry Humphrey, will lead the Remembrance procession from King’s Lynn Town Hall to Tower Gardens on Sunday ahead of a short service of Remembrance and two-minute silence at 11am.

A parade of around 50 people will leave the Town Hall for Tower Gardens, followed by the laying of wreaths in Tower Gardens and a short service of Remembrance. The Royal British Legion, all local Veterans Associations, local military charities, cadet forces, representatives from local faith groups and societies will be represented. Tony Williams, Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk, will lead the wreath laying representing Her Majesty The Queen.

For the second year in a row a live stream of the event will be provided for people to watch at home, should they be unable to attend or concerned about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Humphrey, said:

“Remembrance Sunday is an important event in the Civic calendar. It gives us the opportunity to recognise the service and sacrifice of those who have served our country. Having had national Coronavirus restrictions last year, which meant it was a closed event, I’m pleased that it is once again open to the public to attend.

“To protect veterans who will attend, some who may be vulnerable, I welcome the borough councils decision to stream the Remembrance service again this year so that people who may be concerned about safe social distancing in the limited space available in Tower Gardens can watch from home."

The borough council is recommending that members of the public who wish to attend take a lateral flow test before arriving, give plenty of space and consideration to others and wear a facemask if you can. Also, if you have any symptoms, however mild, please stay at home.

West Norfolk Remembers

Other Remembrance Services taking place on Sunday 14 November in the borough include:

  • Deputy Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Lesley Bambridge, will be attending the St. Faith's Church, Gaywood. Service starts at 10:15am in the Council Garden at the Church, followed by a short procession to Gaywood Clock, short service there and 2 minute silence at 11am.
  • Outdoor service to be held at Hunstanton War Memorial in Esplanade Gardens at 10:30am.
  • Short service to be held at the War Memorial in Downham Market at 2pm, followed by a church service at St Edmunds Church.

Check Parish websites for details of other Remembrance events taking place in the borough.

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