Next Monday, January 19, marks the centenary of one of the most significant events in Lynn’s history – the day in the First World War when a German Zeppelin rained death and destruction upon the people of West Norfolk.
Two people died in the air raid, which formed part of the first ever to be unleashed upon these shores. Warfare changed forever that day and caused profound shock to the whole nation.
In a two-part series starting on Friday, we tell the story of the raid using the remarkable words of the people who suffered themselves as reported in the pages of this paper. It is a fascinating slice of history and not to be missed.