Southrepps and District Royal British Legion lead parade to commemorate First World War centenary

Southrepps and District Branch hosted the annual Royal British Legion Norfolk County Rededication Service to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. Picture: SUBMITTED  Southrepps and District Branch hosted the annual Royal British Legion Norfolk County Rededication Service to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. Picture: SUBMITTED

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:47 PM

A poignant Royal British Legion event to commemorate the centenary of the First World War was marked with a piper-led parade of standards.

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Southrepps and District Branch hosted the annual Royal British Legion Norfolk County Rededication Service to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. Picture: SUBMITTED  Southrepps and District Branch hosted the annual Royal British Legion Norfolk County Rededication Service to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. Picture: SUBMITTED

The Southrepps and District Branch of the legion hosted the annual Royal British Legion Norfolk County Rededication Service on July 27 at St James’s Church, Southrepps.

The service took place after a parade of standards led by piper David Harper walked up Church Street with Major General Sir William Cubbitt KCVO CBE, president of The Royal British Legion, Norfolk, taking the salute.

The service was taken by legion chaplain Canon Sally Theakson with Rev David Bartlett welcoming the congregation and leading the opening prayer.

At a memorial in the churchyard before the ceremony two wreaths were laid in quiet remembrance of those who gave their lives.

Southrepps and District Branch hosted the annual Royal British Legion Norfolk County Rededication Service to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. Picture: SUBMITTED  Southrepps and District Branch hosted the annual Royal British Legion Norfolk County Rededication Service to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. Picture: SUBMITTED

It was attended by legion officers, including the county president, and the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk was represented by Paddy Seligman, deputy lieutenant.

At the back of the church there an exhibition about the war and the part played by villagers from Southrepps which will remain up for the next couple of weeks.

Southrepps and District Branch hosted the annual Royal British Legion Norfolk County Rededication Service to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. Picture: SUBMITTED  Southrepps and District Branch hosted the annual Royal British Legion Norfolk County Rededication Service to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. Picture: SUBMITTED

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