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Remembrance Day 2018

A West Norfolk high school didn’t want Remembrance Day 2018 to be like the others, they wanted to do something special.

Communities across north Norfolk paid tribute to the fallen at the weekend, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice with events ranging from concerts and exhibitions, to bell ringing and beacon-lighting ceremonies.

Hundreds of villagers who gathered at the war memorial in Ludham for the Remembrance Day service enjoyed a biplane flypast.

Communities across Norfolk and Suffolk have marked 100 years since the Great War’s armistice with a host of processions, services and events.

A clifftop ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War attracted a fine turnout as a “very moving” community event was held.

It was the war to end all wars in which millions of people died on the battlefields of Europe and further afield. A hundred years on South Norfolk paid its respects to the fallen and marked the armistice.

Portraits and silhouettes of soldiers, nurses and munitions workers lined two Norfolk beaches as part of a Remembrance Day tribute by filmmaker Danny Boyle.

An emotional candlelit service and procession took place in Norwich, bringing Remembrance Day commemorations to a close.

A family has described their trip to the site at which their relative fought in the First World War as “poignant”.

Crowds turned out in force at Sheringham on Sunday, where a service at the town war memorial led by former Royal Navy chaplain Rev Christian Heycocks marked the culmination of a centenary project featuring events ranging from talks and exhibitions, to concerts and film screenings.

Thousands of people across Norfolk and Waveney are paying their respects to those who fought for peace - as the region falls silent to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

A snapshot taken in Costessey to mark Armistice Day has been recreated - a hundred years on.

Norfolk will today fall silent and salute those who fell fighting for peace.

A new war memorial was unveiled at a dedication ceremony in Brundall on Saturday morning.

A Norfolk young person will have the honour of laying flowers on a soldier’s grave in front of the Queen at Sunday’s national remembrance service in London.

A number of the city’s roads will close as Norwich marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Norfolk celebrated peace a century ago with flags, parades, bells and even impromptu flypasts and a commandeered fire engine.

A community is aiming to recreate an historical photograph of how Armistice Day was marked a hundred years ago,

Trustees of a charity which helps the needy in Burnham Market gathered to place a statue in the village to commemorate all those who have died through war.

Poetry readings, an exhibition, and a bible belonging to a north Norfolk soldier killed on the second day of the Somme.

A century on from the end of the First World War, animals continue to be innocent victims of conflict around the world.

Players with a Norfolk village football club will be marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War by taking to the pitch wearing the names of soldiers who gave their lives.

Youngsters have made a special effort to honour the men and women who gave their lives in service of their country by creating poppies for patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

A mid Norfolk history group have produced a painstakingly researched book on how the lives of their village’s residents were affected by the war that was meant to end all wars.

This huge image of a horse, spanning more than 200 metres, has appeared in a secluded field on the Norfolk-Suffolk to remember the role that animals played in the First World War.

The remarkable heroism of a Norfolk soldier during an infamous Second World War massacre is to be honoured in France this weekend.

A tapestry featuring the names of the men lost in the First World War to residents of the mid-Norfolk village of Brisley will be going on show this weekend, as part of an exhibition dedicated to all those who fought in the conflict.

Those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight for freedom will be saluted during Remembrance commemorations at Norwich Cathedral.

Primary and infant school children took part in a Remembrance event at RAF Marham.

The family of a Great Yarmouth soldier killed in the final days of the First World War have shared poignant personal items to mark the centenary of the conflict.

Commemorations marking the centenary of the end of the First World War will take place across Waveney this weekend.

It started off with a village appeal to trace descendants of First World War casualties.

One of Norfolk’s oldest businesses is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War with an exhibition remembering former colleagues who never returned to the office after the war.

Norwich Castle is marking the 100th anniversary of the Armistice with a special early opening on Remembrance Sunday.

A Norfolk bus service is offering free travel to members and veterans of the nation forces this Remembrance Sunday.

A village is preparing to travel back 100 years to celebrate the return of its young soldiers and trace those lost in battle.

The Poppy Appeal was launched in Thorpe St Andrew with a “thank you” to the First World War generation.

On January 14 1918, a dreary Monday, it seems reasonable to assume Alfred and Mary Ann Sparks went to bed as normal.

A village near Norwich will use the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War as the moment to unveil its new memorial.

With commemorations marking the centenary of the end of the First World War taking place across Waveney, Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday will be marked in Lowestoft as the town pays its respects to all those who have lost their lives in battle.

Drivers passing through Mere Street to Victoria Road will be greeted by the sight of two soldiers in a field of poppies as of Tuesday, November 6.

Around 5,000 poppies have been displayed in the shape of a soldier on the tower of a church to help mark the end of the First World War 100 years ago

A Norfolk craft company has designed two touching tribute gifts to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War ahead of the centenary commemoration on Sunday.

A dog friendly café is selling hand-knitted purple variations of remembrance poppies in honour of animals lost in warfare.

A Norfolk primary school have been working with a care scheme to make a centenary poppy display.

The parish church of Lowestoft will hold a series of Remembrance events to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War this week.

A poppy wreath will be laid on the Coastal Forces Veterans Association War Memorial in Oulton Broad this week.

The stories behind the names on a parish war memorial are told in a moving tribute to all 164 men killed in the First World War, and the martyr nurse who once worshipped with them.

They left their jobs, families and homes behind to go and fight on the battlefields of the First World War, but sadly none of them returned home.

A dog sitting company is celebrating the role that canines played in World War One this Remembrance Day.

A special project in the parish of Ryburgh is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War with a series of bell ringing commemorations.

Hundreds of children joined forces with a craft studio to create a poppy display to pay tribute to the First World War dead.

The newly-restored war memorial in front of Cromer Parish Church will be unveiled and re-dedicated by the grandson of the man who unveiled the original monument.

A church in the village of Worthing, between Dereham and Fakenham, has opened an exhibition to provide an insight into the village’s local history and will also hold a gathering to mark Remembrance Day.

Sheringham Little Theatre will be commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 7, with a history talk entitled Norfolk – the Armistice and After.

A First World War commemorative figure beheaded by vandals has been replaced, thanks to the generosity of a Great Yarmouth company who stepped in to help after reading about the incident in the Eastern Daily Press.

As the centenary of the end of the First World War approaches, communities across Norfolk are honouring those who fought and fell with exhibitions, remembrance services, parades and memorials.

A woman in Norfolk has called for a ban on balloon releases after finding her calf choking on one.

A century on from the First World War it is almost impossible to imagine the sheer scale of the sacrifice. More than 15,000 Norfolk men died. Many more were left permanently disabled. Here are just a few stories of individuals, families and communities changed for ever by war.

A volunteer researcher makes a plea to store records that shine a light on the near ancestors who lived in a world quite different from ours. Tony Wenham reports.

West Norfolk and The Fens are hosting a number of events to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

A frustrated father has hit out at a controversial academy after his daughter was banned from wearing a knitted poppy in honour of Britain’s war dead.

The horrors of war are all too well known. But acts of humanity are less common.

From concerts and art exhibitions, to parades and history projects, towns and villages across north Norfolk are preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a host of events. Here is a round-up of Remembrance Day services and centenary events in the area.

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