West Norfolk communities pay respects at Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day - St Martha's school choir sing. ANL-160125-084817009
Holocaust Memorial Day - St Martha's school choir sing. ANL-160125-084817009
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West Norfolk paid its respects on Holocaust Memorial Day with a multi-faith civic service at Lynn’s historic Town Hall on Sunday.

The midday service took place on the closest Sunday to the actual Memorial Day on Wednesday, which marked the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp in 1945.

Members of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish community will all represented at the service which has been held each year since the first national event in 2001.

West Norfolk Mayor, councillor Colin Manning and council leader Nick Daubney, also took part in the service which was led by Canon Christopher Ivory, of Lynn Minster.

The theme of the memorial day was Don’t Stand By – which was reflected in the readings that formed part of the service and there was also music from the choir at St Martha’s Catholic Primary School in Gaywood.

The poignant service was followed by a wreath-laying ceremony in Tower Gardens.

The Queen was succeeded as patron of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust by the Prince of Wales earlier this month.