The guard of honour outside the Minster. Picture: Supplied.
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The traditional Justice Service was held in King’s Lynn Minster.

Fortunately the snow had melted in time for last Sunday’s annual procession and service, which included Norfolk’s High Sheriff, James Bagge, civic leaders, judges and other members of the judiciary.

Cadets from Lynn’s 42F Air Training Corps formed a guard of honour to welcome the uniformed and robed procession from the nearby town hall.

The office of High Sheriff is more than 1,000 years-old and the oldest secular office under the Crown.

The High Sheriff is the sovereign’s representative in the county for matters related to the judiciary, law and order.

The civic procession was headed by mace bearers carrying the town’s regalia.

It was also attended by dignitaries and cadets from other youth organisations in the town.

In his address to the congregation, Mr Bagge said: “We need to acknowledge and encourage the contribution which the youth in our community can, and do, make to the cause of justice and fairness in our society.

“The future lies with them, and it is for us to allow and encourage and for them to assume that responsibility and get involved.”

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