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Classic bike helps to stir memories at Norfolk VE Day event

PUBLISHED: 09:54 17 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:54 17 May 2015

The Rev Barry Furness on bike with David Garrett standing guard in uniform at Honing Church
 Picture: MAURICE GRAY

The Rev Barry Furness on bike with David Garrett standing guard in uniform at Honing Church Picture: MAURICE GRAY

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A Broads church marked VE Day with a series of special commemorations.

Betty Hipsy (left) with Rev Barry Furness and Diana Howes at Honing Church. Picture: MAURICE GRAY 
Betty Hipsy (left) with Rev Barry Furness and Diana Howes at Honing Church. Picture: MAURICE GRAY

There was a great deal of interest at St Peter and St Paul Church at Honing with a Dad’s Army-type exhibition in the churchyard and 1940s-style tea and cakes in the church.

A motorbike complete with accessories was centre of attention with David Garrett, from nearby Witton, dressed in full army uniform while on celebration duty with rifle at the ready.

The Rev Barry Furness could not resist the temptation to get in the saddle of the classic bike and wore a hard hat for full effect.

Volunteers Betty Hipsy and Diana Howes dished up refreshments and offered patriotic cake with Union Flag colours, made by Dr Jenny Latoy.

Have you got a church story? Email ian.clarke@archant.co.uk

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