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King’s Lynn pays tribute

Service and candle lighting in Tower Gardens to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the first world war. Standards on parade. ANL-140408-225956009

Service and candle lighting in Tower Gardens to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the first world war. Standards on parade. ANL-140408-225956009

Organisers of a big parade and commemoration service marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War were heartened to see children in attendance.

Lynn’s Royal British Legion organised the candle lighting and wreath laying ceremony at Tower Gardens on Monday.

The event began with a parade of 100 people, led by standard bearers, from the Legion club, in Tower Street.

David Norman, chairman of Lynn’s RBL, said he was pleased to see young people were being educated about the anniversary. He said: “We need to remember what sacrifices were made by people who went to war on that day.

“I was very pleased to see several young children there lighting candles.”

The cadets of 42F (King’s Lynn) Squadron Air Training Corps were among those in attendance and after the service they returned to their headquarters where they lit their own remembrance candle.

The ceremony was attended by officials including West Norfolk’s mayor Barry Ayres.

 

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