Thousands of Tamil worshippers make pilgrimage to Walsingham

Walsingham Tamil Festival 2017. Picture: Paul Dodson Ikon Ambulance Services

Walsingham Tamil Festival 2017. Picture: Paul Dodson Ikon Ambulance Services - Credit: Picture: Indemedic UK Ltd

Thousands of Tamil pilgrims made the journey to worship in the Norfolk village of Walsingham at the weekend.

More than 10,000 worshippers from the Tamil community journeyed to the atholic National Shrine of Our Lady for the Tamil Two pilgrimage on Sunday.

Christians and Hindus both revere the Virgin Mary and the Roman Catholic shrine at Walsingham attracts thousands of Tamils each year.

A spokeswoman for Norfolk police said: 'Our estimate is that in the region of 10,000 people attended Walsingham Shrine from the Tamil community.

'It was mainly family groups, but also some young people in groups.


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'There was some localised and managed traffic congestion and a busy beach at Wells, but that dissipated back to normality later in the day.

'It was a good friendly atmosphere, with only one arrest for drug driving.

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