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Norfolk councils back Lord Dannatt’s remembrance campaign amid snub smears

PUBLISHED: 15:36 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 20:11 18 August 2018

The 6ft Tommy figures are being placed across the country. Picture: martin barraud for There But Not There

The 6ft Tommy figures are being placed across the country. Picture: martin barraud for There But Not There

martin barraud for There But Not There

A First World War memorial campaign led by former head of the army Lord Dannatt will see 6ft tall Tommy silhouette statues erected around the county.

Lord Dannatt, who lives in Norfolk, has written to 433 local authority leaders asking them to back the charity campaign There But Not There.

This has led to some criticism of the fact that so far only 160 have responded to confirm they will be taking part in the campaign by purchasing one of the statues for £750.

However, many of those are from Norfolk and include Cromer Town Council, Dereham Town Council, Fakenham Town Council, Yarmouth Borough Council, Hunstanton Town Council, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, and Long Stratton Council.

Lord Dannatt said: “I’ve seen some stories in the press and on the one hand you can look at it and say it’s disappointing 270 or so councils have chosen not to take part.

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