Norfolk Remembers project gets underway at The Forum in Norwich

From left, Lt Col David Carter, of the Cambridge University Officers' Training Corps, and Bradley Co

From left, Lt Col David Carter, of the Cambridge University Officers' Training Corps, and Bradley Cooper, from the trench experience. - Credit: Archant

A project dedicated to recording Norfolk's First World War memorials is on display at The Forum in Norwich today.

Operation Norfolk Remembers aims to create a digital archive of the hundreds of memorials dotted around the county.

And over the past few months communities across Norfolk have got involved by helping to document more than 300 of them.

Organisers had asked for people to take photos of themselves next to the memorials as part of the project.

Those images are on display on a large screen outside The Forum today, along with a variety of other activities for people to experience.


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Visitors will have the chance to take part in a First World War trench experience, and view various military items from the era.

There is also digital picture surgery taking place until 5pm, where people can bring in old photographs to have them digitally repaired.

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Meanwhile, children are invited to create giant memorial poppies to take home from 10am to 4pm in the library.

And at 5.30pm there will be a drumhead service by the Cambridge University Officer Training Corps Padre at 5.30pm.

The project, which was the idea of an officer cadet in Cambridge, is being spearheaded by the army.

For a full list of activities visit http://www.theforumnorwich.co.uk/whatson/operation%20norfolk%20remembers

See how the day is developing on Twitter @OpNR2016 or on Facebook.

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