Candlelit vigil for First World War soldiers at Sheringham war memorial

18:40 09 July 2014

Sheringham war memorial.

Sheringham war memorial. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2013

Sheringham residents are being invited to mark the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War. A memorial service will be held at the war memorial, near the West Promenade, on Monday August 4 at 10.45am.

The commemoration has been organised by the Sheringham Royal British Legion (RBL).

During the service wreaths or posies can be put down at the memorial.

To differentiate between remembrance and this particular commemoration, organisers have asked people not to lay traditional poppies but instead pink and white flowers with sprigs of rosemary.

The RBL will hold a candlelit vigil between 10pm and 11pm on August 4 at the war memorial.

Across Britain, people are being encouraged to turn off their lights or leave on a single light or candle from 10pm-11pm on August 4.

There were around 3,500 people living in Sheringham at the outbreak of the war, of whom approximately 1,500 would have been eligible to join the forces. It is estimated one in 20 men in Sheringham gave their lives during the conflict.


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