King’s Lynn to commemorate Zeppelin raids a century on

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A sound and light show is among events being held next week to mark the centenary of the first Zeppelin raids.

Zeppelin Week is being held from Monday to Sunday to commemorate 100 years since the first aerial attack on Britain. During the attack, the second of two German Zeppelin airships dropped bombs along the east coast and Lynn, where two civilians, Percy Goate and Alice Maud Gazley, died.

Between 4pm and 10pm on Monday, Lynn’s Custom House will be the backdrop for a sound and light show and will draw to a close with 100 red flares floating across the The Wash. A light show will then continue every evening until Sunday.

During the week, organised by the West Norfolk and Lynn Archaelogical Society, there will also be events at Lynn Museum, Lynn Library, True’s Yard Museum and local churches.

They include church ‘services of reflection’, talks, living history events, pop-up poetry and a children’s craft event.