Flag is raised in market town to celebrate the Commonwealth

The Mayor of Attleborough announces the raising of the commonwealth flag in the town.
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The Mayor of Attleborough announces the raising of the commonwealth flag in the town. Children from Attlebrough infant school attend the flag ceremony. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Commonwealth flag flew high over Attleborough after a ceremony this week.

The Mayor of Attleborough announces the raising of the commonwealth flag in the town.
Byline: Sonya

The Mayor of Attleborough announces the raising of the commonwealth flag in the town. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

A crowd gathered at Queen's Square in the town centre for the raising of the flag on Commonwealth Day on Monday.

Children from Attleborough Infant School were among those present for the flag-raising ceremony, and town mayor Jeremy Burton delivered a speech.

It was one of a number of similar ceremonies across the country to celebrate the links between the family of nations known as the Commonwealth.

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations, The Right Honorable Patricia Scotland QC, said of the event: 'At a time of increasing instability and uncertainty in the world, the Commonwealth family of nations in its rich diversity becomes an ever more-needed source of strength and hope for all its members. A peace-building Commonwealth is a natural follow-on from our previous theme of an inclusive Commonwealth.

The Mayor of Attleborough announces the raising of the commonwealth flag in the town.
Byline: Sonya

The Mayor of Attleborough announces the raising of the commonwealth flag in the town. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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The Mayor of Attleborough announces the raising of the commonwealth flag in the town.
Byline: Sonya

The Mayor of Attleborough announces the raising of the commonwealth flag in the town. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Mayor of Attleborough announces the raising of the commonwealth flag in the town.
Byline: Sonya

The Mayor of Attleborough announces the raising of the commonwealth flag in the town. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Mayor of Attleborough announces the raising of the commonwealth flag in the town.
Byline: Sonya

The Mayor of Attleborough announces the raising of the commonwealth flag in the town. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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