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Remembrance in Great Yarmouth 2018

This year marks the centenary of the Armistice, the end of the First World War - and the public are invited to attend remembrance events and activities being held in the Great Yarmouth borough.

Remembance Day

Poppy Appeal launch  - October 24, 11am

The local Poppy Appeal will be launched at 11am on Wednesday, October 24 in the Market Square. The poppy shop will again be at Unit 7 of the 6-day market. The appeal launch event, led by local broadcaster Tony Mallion, will also include static displays of military vehicles as well as wartime-era songs from local crooners Paul and Stephen Amer.

The Poppy Shop will again be at Unit 7 of the 6-day market, opening from Saturday, October 27. It will open from 10am, from Monday to Saturday - until 4pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays and until 3pm on the other weekdays.

There But Not There - October 24, 11am

The above event will also include the unveiling of 10 aluminium "Tommy" silhouette statues on benches in the Market Place as part of the national There But Not There campaign in aid of forces and mental health charities. The statues are funded through the Go Trade Project, a cross-Channel initiative that aims to help revitalise traditional markets.

Blessing of the Crosses - November 7, 11am

Remembrance Week will get underway with the Blessing of the Crosses ceremony, which will take place at the Cenotaph in St George's Park, on Wednesday, November 7, at 11am.

Borough's Remembrance Sunday service - November 11, 11am

The borough's Remembrance Sunday service will take place at the Cenotaph, on Sunday, November 11, starting at 10.50am with a two-minute silence at 11am. The public are also invited to attend a further service at 12.30pm at the Far East Prisoners of War Memorial, on Marine Parade.

Great Yarmouth Festival of Remembrance - November 11, 4.30pm

Great Yarmouth Festival of Remembrance will be staged this year at the Hippodrome on Remembrance Sunday, at 4.30pm. Organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and local broadcaster Tony Mallion, the poignant commemoration will feature live patriotic music, poems and readings, culminating in paper poppy petals floating down from the ceiling during a two-minute silence. Tickets priced at £10 per person are available from the Hippodrome on 01493 844172.

Battle's Over - a Nation's Tribute - November 11, 6am and 7pm

On Remembrance Sunday, along with towns and cities across the UK, Great Yarmouth will take part in Battle's Over - a Nation's Tribute. A lone bagpiper will play a stirring tribune outside of the Minster at 6am, and people are also invited to see the mayor light the beacon on the seafront at 7pm, followed by a fireworks display.

Last modified on 27 November 2019

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