Young and old pay emotional tribute to Manchester victims in King’s Lynn

Candles and flowers at the King's Lynn vigil. Picture: Archant

Candles and flowers at the King's Lynn vigil. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

A candlelight vigil was held in Tower Gardens in King's Lynn to remember the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

A vigil was held in King's Lynn to remember the victims of the Manchester terror attack. Picture: Ar

A vigil was held in King's Lynn to remember the victims of the Manchester terror attack. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

Sombre music played in the background while mourners of all ages lit candles and laid 22 flowers in tribute to the victims who lost their lives last week.

In an emotional speech, West Norfolk mayor, Carol Bower, quoted the words of Edmund Burke and Martin Luther King, and said the best defence to atrocities is to 'assert our ideals and not be silent.' She added: 'Which is one I believe is why we are all standing here - a community coming together. To give our support to those who look after us when an attack does occur. We should go back to our homes and build our sense of community - our strongest defence.'

22 flowers were laid in tribute to the vicitms who lost their lives in Manchester. Picture: Archant

22 flowers were laid in tribute to the vicitms who lost their lives in Manchester. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

A reading of poems written by Ryan Williams and Antoine Leiris was followed by a prayer lead by Father Adrian Ling, the mayor's chaplain.

A vigil was held in Tower Gardens in King's Lynn. Picture: Archant

A vigil was held in Tower Gardens in King's Lynn. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant


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