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King's Lynn lights up for the National Day of Reflection




473 candles burned last night in honour of all the lives lost at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital during the pandemic.

Susie Royal, of Gaywood, lit the candles at the Lynn quay.

One of those little candles has personal meaning to Mrs Royal as she has been proactive in helping the community grieve after losing her beloved mother to covid19 last year.

Susie Royal lit 473 tea lights on King Staithe Square in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt. (45442911)
Susie Royal lit 473 tea lights on King Staithe Square in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt. (45442911)

She said: "Not a day goes by when I don't think about her but this is for everyone who has lost, not just me. Marie Curie created the day so the nation could come together and pay their respects, not just for the victims of

Covid19, but everyone who has been lost in the last year. We have grieved differently this year due to funeral restrictions, it's been a hard year for everyone."

Reverend Angela Rayner of the Lynn Minster lit a candle last night in the church in memory of those lost.

Revd Angela Rayner lit a candle at The Minster in King's Lynn, marking the National Day of Reflection. Picture: Ian Burt. (45442917)
Revd Angela Rayner lit a candle at The Minster in King's Lynn, marking the National Day of Reflection. Picture: Ian Burt. (45442917)

The Town Hall and the Corn Exchange lit up in yellow lights, the colour of charity Marie Curie, in solidarity with the Minster and Mrs Royal.

Due to social distancing restrictions, people were unable to attend in any great numbers, but several locals came to pay their respects.



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