Published: Tuesday, 26th January 2021
Today the King’s Lynn War Memorial in Tower Gardens is 100 years old. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the milestone is being marked virtually.
The war memorial was first dedicated and unveiled on 26 January 1921 by HRH Princess Mary. It commemorated the 570 men from the borough of King’s Lynn, who gave their lives in World War 1. On 15 October 2010, the memorial was rededicated, having had a new inscription, to recognise all those who have fallen during and since the Second World War.
The Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Geoff Hipperson, has recorded a message to mark the occasion and the Mayor’s Chaplain, Father Adrian Ling, has visited Tower Gardens to bless the memorial. Luke Shackell, Archivist at King’s Lynn Borough Archives, has also created a video explaining the history behind the creation of the monument using materials held in the archives.
Watch the Mayor’s message below:
Watch the blessing from Father Adrian Ling below:
Watch the history behind the creation of the memorial from the Norfolk Record Office YouTube channel below: