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Remembering those killed in wars from the Great Yarmouth borough

PUBLISHED: 15:04 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:51 06 November 2017

Naval personnel pass by St George's Park in Great Yarmouth in November 1958 during the Remembrance Day parade. Picture reference: Plate P2448

Naval personnel pass by St George's Park in Great Yarmouth in November 1958 during the Remembrance Day parade. Picture reference: Plate P2448

Many events will be held in the borough to mark Remembrance Day – 99 years since the Great War, 1914-18, ended with the loss of millions of lives.

The Norfolk County British Legion remembrance rally at Gorleston in 1957. Picture reference: 
PLATE 8242 The Norfolk County British Legion remembrance rally at Gorleston in 1957. Picture reference: PLATE 8242

These pictures from our archives show the huge crowds which turned out to pay their respects in the not too distant past.

Already people are wearing their poppies with pride, contributing to the work of the Royal British Legion, which helps not only ex-service people and their families, but also current serving men and women.

The Legion’s Poppy Shop is based within the fixed six-day market in the town centre until November 11. The shop opens daily at 10am except Sundays.

The Legion is holding a two-minute silence at the shop at 11am on Saturday, November 11.

Royal British Legion poppy appeal logo Royal British Legion poppy appeal logo

On Wednesday, November 8 at 11am there will be a short service of Blessing of the Crosses at St George’s Park, Yarmouth.

This will be followed on Saturday, November 11 – Remembrance Day itself – by the mark of remembrance at St George’s Park, led by the Rev Simon Ward of Yarmouth Minster, also at 11am.

Gorleston’s Magdalen Cemetery will see a mark of remembrance led by the Rev Albert Cadmore at 11am.

A Festival of Remembrance is at St George’s Theatre on November 11, with two events – 2pm and 4.30pm. All profits are being shared between the Royal British Legion and the Salvation Army. For ticket availability, £10 each, contact the theatre box office.

November 12, Remembrance Sunday, will see the annual service in St George’s Park starting at 10.55am. There will be a march past outside Christchurch following the service.

Following this, at 12.30pm, people will move on to the Far East Prisoner of War Remembrance service on Marine Parade, Yarmouth.

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