Plans for West Norfolk Remembrance services announced

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More than 50 wreaths will be laid at Lynn’s Remembrance Sunday service in Tower Gardens next weekend, officials have announced.

Mayor Barry Ayres will lead the borough’s tributes to its war dead at the event on Sunday, November 9, at 11am, with a civic procession leaving the town hall at 10.45am.

Representatives of the Royal British Legion, RAF Marham and the three cadet forces will be among those paying their respects at the service.

Mr Ayres said: “As we mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, it is more poignant than ever that we stand side by side with the Royal British Legion as they safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of our ex-servicemen and women.”

Later in the day, Mr Ayres will also lay a wreath at the war memorial in Downham during its Remembrance service.

Elsewhere, deputy mayor Colin Manning will lay a wreath at the service in Hunstanton and Hon Alderman Paul Brandon will lay a wreath at St Faith’s Church, Gaywood.

Members of the public who wish to attend the Tower Gardens service are advised to arrive by 10.45am.

The Night Sailors light projection on to the Custom House will also be replaced with candles and poppies, between 5 and 10pm.