Hunstanton remembers with pride, Lynn News Letters
So sad and yet filled with joy and pride, for the sacrifice of the 18 million men and women who sadly and brutally lost their lives for us to enjoy ours today.
Hunstanton’s historians John Smith and Tony Armstrong did the town proud with the most comprehensive display of First World War information anyone could have imagined.
I don’t know where or who conceived the idea, but earlier in the year Cllr A Winnington, mayor at the time, created a group of local organisations such as the RBL, RNLI etc to achieve the grand result we had at the weekend.
More than 440 crosses were planted on a display bed on the upper green, some by schoolchildren, others by people who sponsored them. Each cross had a name belonging to a Hunstanton person who took part in the war thus resurrecting their spirit to became a reality, not just an statistic as John and Tony researched each one of them.
We had the opportunity to indulge in local First World War history reading the Roll Book of Honour displayed at the Town Hall during the exhibition. It has taken John and Tony hundreds of hours to produce. Hats off to them.
Poetry from the time was read on the hour and refreshments served all through. That is what I call good team work and Hunstanton’s Pride.