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British Legion festival of remembrance will feature ukelele band

PUBLISHED: 10:26 08 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:28 08 October 2018

Launch of Fields of Remembrance at Norwich Cathedral.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Launch of Fields of Remembrance at Norwich Cathedral. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2018

A branch of the Royal British Legion are putting on a festival of remembrance later this month.

The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance will commemorate the centennial of the Great War on Saturday, October 27, at 7pm in Harleston.

The event will feature performances by Waveney Valley Partnership Choir and U3A ukelele band.

Pete Martin, of Harleston British Legion, said: “There will be all sorts of things happening that are all from the era.

“There will be a drum head ceremony and a lady has written the remembrance book for Harleston.

“There were 72 people in Harleston to remember. She’s going to lay it at the drum head ceremony.

“It’s going to be quite a big thing one way or another.”

The event will take place in Harleston Methodist Church on London Road. Tickets are available from Harleston Information Plus or Fig and Roses.

Our Fields of Remembrance campaign aims to honour those who fought and fell in the First World War.

This newspaper has teamed up with Norwich Cathedral, King’s Lynn Minster, Great Yarmouth Minster and the Royal British Legion with the aim of creating a Norfolk-wide memorial to those whose gave their lives or whose lives where irreversibly affected.

There are three key elements to the campaign:

We are calling on people to pay respects by purchasing a wooden-backed poppy at one of the three locations hosting a field.

We are encouraging communities to create their own fields of remembrance and we are pledging to support and give coverage to anyone doing something to honour those fought and during the conflict.

Wooden backed poppies are available from all the locations hosting a field, the RBL and Archant offices in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

To let us know about an event your community is hosting email: sabrina.johnson@archant.co.uk

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