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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: Monday, 7th November 2022

The annual wreath-laying ceremony will take place to mark Remembrance Sunday in King’s Lynn on Sunday 13 November 2022.

Cllr Lesley Bambridge, Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, will lead the act of remembrance which will take place at the war memorial in Tower Gardens in King’s Lynn at 11am. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

The event will start with a parade from the town hall in Saturday Market Place to Tower Gardens. All ex-military personnel are invited to join the parade; if they wish to do so they should arrive at the town hall by 10:30am.

The mayor will lead a procession of civic representatives from the town hall to the war memorial where she, along with representatives from various organisations, will lay a wreath. A bugler will play The Last Post, signalling the beginning of the two-minute silence and the start of the ceremony at 11am.The King's Lynn remembrance will, once again, be streamed live on borough council social media channels for members of the public who are unable to attend in person.

Following the wreath laying and ceremony members of the public and representatives from all organisations attending the event are warmly encouraged by the mayor to join her civic procession back to the Minster where a service will be conducted by the Reverend Canon Dr Mark Dimond.

West Norfolk Remembers

Other Remembrance Services taking place on Sunday 13 November in the borough include:

  • Deputy Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Margaret Wilkinson, will be attending the St. Faith’s Church, Gaywood.
    Service starts at 10:15am in the Council Garden at the Church, followed by a two minute silence at 11am.
  • Current Mayor of Hunstanton, Cllr Maureen Howard, will be joined by former Borough Mayor, Cllr Carol Bower, in Esplanade Gardens at the Hunstanton War Memorial Remembrance at 10:30am.
  • A Remembrance Parade and service is to be held at the War Memorial in Downham Market at 2pm.
    Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Lesley Bambridge, will also be joining the Parade that starts at 2:30pm and attend the service at St Edmunds Church afterwards.

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

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