Wreath-laying at Lynn’s Tower Gardens. Pictures: Tony Jones

The annual Holocaust Memorial Day service was held at King’s Lynn Town Hall.

This year’s theme was The Power of Words.

Members of West Norfolk’s  Jewish community joined representatives from a variety of faiths and organisations for the ceremony last Sunday.

Readings were given and candles were lit to symbolise the commitment to learn from the past and work towards a better future.

West Norfolk Mayor, Carol Bower, welcomed everyone to the ceremony  and readings were given by representatives of different faiths.

Children from Lynn’s St Martha’s Catholic Primary School also gave readings and choir members sang Let It Be by The Beatles.

After the service, the traditional wreath-laying ceremony was held in Tower Gardens and refreshments were served in The Minster.

Holocaust Memorial Day is celebrated on Saturday, January 27 to mark the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland where more than a million people were killed by the Nazi regime.

The date has been marked in the UK since 2001.

West Norfolk Mayor, Carol Bower, welcomed everyone to the ceremony  and readings were given by representatives of different faiths.

Children from Lynn’s St Martha’s Catholic Primary School also gave readings and choir members sang Let It Be by The Beatles.

After the service, the traditional wreath-laying ceremony was held in Tower Gardens and refreshments were served in The Minster.