West Norfolk’s Remembrance Day parades

some of the knitted, felt etc poppies made during October by a number of ladies in Boxford and Groton and sold at a Coffee Morning at Mary's House, Boxford on Saturday morning, 31st October 2015. �273 was raised for the annual Royal British Legion poppy appeal. ANL-150311-121427003
some of the knitted, felt etc poppies made during October by a number of ladies in Boxford and Groton and sold at a Coffee Morning at Mary's House, Boxford on Saturday morning, 31st October 2015. �273 was raised for the annual Royal British Legion poppy appeal. ANL-150311-121427003
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Men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country will be honoured this weekend.

A record number of wreaths will be laid during this Sunday’s Remembrance Service in Lynn’s Town Gardens.

The service is expected to be particularly poignant as this year marks the 70th anniversary since the end of the Second World War.

Veterans and current service personnel will muster at Saturday Market Place at 10.15am ready for the parade.

Members of the Royal British Legion, Royal Air Force Marham, and members of the Sea, Army, Air, and Police Cadet Forces will then march off to the Town Hall.

They will follow the civic procession, which will be led by the Mayor Colin Manning. The parade sets off at 10.48am.

More than 50 wreaths will be laid during the ceremony, which will include prayers by the Bishop of Lynn, the Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick.

King’s Lynn Town Band will be performing solemn music in the Tower Gardens from 10.45am.

The Last Post will signal the start of the two-minute silence and the ceremony at 11am.

The civic procession will parade to Lynn Minster at 11.45am for a Remembrance Service, which will be conducted by Canon Christopher Ivory.

At St Faith’s Church, Gaywood, there is a service at 10am, following by a procession to the War Memorial at 11am where the borough Deputy Mayor, Cllr David Whitby, will be among those to lay a wreath.

During the afternoon, Mr Manning will be joining the Downham commemorations.

Veterans and service personnel from RAF Marham will be mustering at the Town Hall car park at 2.15pm before setting off at 2.30pm for the war memorial, where wreaths will be laid during a service taken by Fr James Mather. This will be followed by a service in St Edmund’s Church at 3pm.

Veterans and friends will be parading from Hunstanton United Services Club at 10.15am on Sunday to mark Remembrance Day.

Services will also be held in many villages across the area to mark the day.

Remembrance-themed light shows will be held at the Customs House and St Nicholas Chapel from Saturday to Wednesday.

Fakenham will remember with wreath-laying at 2.30pm in the Market Place, followed by the Town Remembrance Service in the Parish Church.

The Act of Remembrance at Swaffham will be at 10.45am at the Town War Memorial, followed by a Remembrance Sunday Service at the parish church.

n Pause and remember: Many folk in West Norfolk will also remember The Fallen with silent tribute at 11am on Wednesday (Armistice Day).