A week of events will start on Monday, January 19, to mark the centenary of the first air raid to be carried out over the UK.

A Zeppelin dropped bombs on towns and villages along the Norfolk coastline on the night of January 19.

Two people in Lynn and two in Great Yarmouth were killed as a result of the raids.

Two of the huge airships came over the east coast and hit Yarmouth first.

The second Zeppelin hit Sheringham before moving on to Thornham, Brancaster, Hunstanton, Heacham and Snettisham and then heading over Lynn. It was an L4 and measured 518ft long and 48ft in diameter.

The attack was the first aerial bombing of the war and marked a turning point.

On Monday evening, Lynn Custom House will be the backdrop for a light and sound show to mark the anniversary.

It has been created by artist Julia Dantonnet on behalf of West Norfolk Council and will run from 4pm to 10pm from Monday to Saturday.

The week of commemorative events will be held from Monday when there will be a church service at All Saints, Lynn from 7.30pm.

Tuesday will feature a Pop-Up-Poetry event at Lynn library, London Road, from 1pm to 1.30pm.

There will be a public lecture on the First World War on Wednesday at Lynn Museum from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Long Sutton’s St Mary’s Church  will hold a commemoration evening from 4.30pm.

A First World War-themed coffee morning and pop-up poetry will be held at Lynn Museum from 10.30am to noon.

The Evening of Dedication will be held at King’s Lynn Town Hall from 7.30pm. See above for details.

On Friday there will be an event for children to make paper mache Zeppelins at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum from 11am to 3pm.

There will also be a gave-side commemoration at Hardwick Road Cemetery from 2pm to 2.20pm.

Saturday, January 24, will see a First World War living history event being held at Lynn Museum from 10am to 4pm.

The week concludes on Sunday, January 25 with a First World War Commemoration Conference at Marriott’s Warehouse, South Quay from 10am to 5pm.

There will be talks by a variety of people including Lindsey Bavin, True’s Yard manager; Dr Clive Bond; historian Dr Paul Richards; Gary Rossin, of the Sedgefield SHARP project; David Turner of Narborough Airfield Research Group and David Harrigan, of Aviation Heritage in Lincolnshire.

Registration, with a hot drink and biscuits, is from 10.30am to 11am at Marriott’s Warehouse.

Donations for True’s Yard and Marriott’s Warehouse Trust will be welcome.