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Swaffham mayor seeks public's help for Poppy display commemoration


By Lynn News Reporter


A new poppy-themed display is being planned in Swaffham as part of commemorations for the centenary of the end of the First World War
A new poppy-themed display is being planned in Swaffham as part of commemorations for the centenary of the end of the First World War

People in Swaffham are being encouraged to get involved in a new poppy display project to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The idea has developed from discussions between the town's mayor, Colin Houghton, and officials from its Royal British Legion branch.

Residents are being asked to create their own poppy-based pictures for the project. Several local schools have already agreed to get involved while businesses and churches have agreed to provide space for the display.

Mr Houghton said the traditional commemoration events would still take place on and around Remembrance Sunday, November 11.

But he added: "We wanted to do something a bit different and we hope members of the public will add to the display if they wish."

The project will initially be focused on the area around the town's war memorial, where the Royal British Legion is planning to place individual poppies bearing the names of each of the service personnel whose names are enscribed on it.

Managers of the Market Cross cafe and restaurant in the Market Place have also agreed to provide space for part of the display, along with the St Peter and St Paul Church.

Anyone interested in getting involved should contact Mr Houghton on 01760 336025 or via the town hall for further details.



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