Alf Ball plays the Last Post with Anthony Jewell, president of Hunstanton Royal British Legion. Picture: Paul Tibbs

The Last Post rang out when Hunstanton Library hosted a special event marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Visitors were able to see a collection of war-related memorabilia brought in by Roger Newstead, a friend of the library.

The event, held last Thursday, included a minute’s silence with the Last Post performed by Alf Ball of Hunstanton Concert Band. Staff dressed up, there was gramophone music from the day, decorations and refreshments were served, including “trench biscuits” made using the original war ration recipe.

Local historians John Smith and Tony Armstrong have spent years compiling a roll of honour, researching each individual, including where they lived and served.

The roll of honour was on display at the event, along with 443 wooden crosses bearing the name of each person who left for the war.

Today (Friday) the crosses will be placed in the raised bed on the Upper Green, outside the Town Hall.

The crosses, which can be sponsored via a donation to the Royal British Legion, will stand next to the There But Not There Tommy statue, purchased by the town council.

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