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Annual Blessing of the Crosses ceremony continues Remembrance schedule

His Worship the Mayor attended the annual Blessing of the Crosses ceremony on Wednesday, November 9, which took place at the Cenotaph in St George's Park.

The ceremony, led by Rev Canon Simon Ward, allowed people to go and place their crosses, with the names of servicemen and women who lost their lives during the war written on them, in the memorial area.

Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Cllr Graham Plant, placed the first cross and said: "The Blessing of the Crosses ceremony is an important civic event, reminding us of the people on the crosses who gave their lives and must never be forgotten."

The borough's Remembrance Sunday service will take place at the War Memorial at St George's Park, on Sunday, November 13. The Parade Marshals and Youth Organisations will march to St George's Park at 10.35am. Residents are invited to gather at 10.50am with a two-minute silence at 11am.

Rev Pauline Simpson who is Chaplain and secretary/Welfare Officer for the Far East Prisoner of War organisation (FEPOW) will be holding a service at 12.30pm. The event will take place at the Far East Prisoner of War (FEPOW) Memorial on the Marine Parade. Attendees are asked to arrive at 12.20pm for a 12.30pm.

Last modified on 11 October 2023

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