Communities throughout West Norfolk will pay tribute to the fallen at Remembrance services and events throughout the area this weekend.
In King’s Lynn, the parade will leave the town hall for Tower Gardens on Sunday for wreath-laying at 11am followed by a Remembrance service at King’s Lynn Minster.
A ceremony will also be held in King’s Staithe Square at 7pm when a beacon will be lit as part of the national commemoration marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Members of the public are invited to attend.
There will also be a parade in Gaywood at 9.45am and a service at St Faith’s Church.
Downham Market Remembers will be a day dedicated to honouring the memory of all servicemen and women past and present. At 11am on Sunday people are invited to ‘Pause and Reflect’ in the town square. At 2pm the Remembrance day parade will leave the town hall for the Remembrance service at the war memorial.
St Edmund’s Church will host Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute at 6pm and the town beacon will be lit at 7pm.
On Sunday a Beacon of Light indoor street party will be held at Heacham Public Hall at 5pm. There will be live music with Hilgay Swing Band, a live broadcast of the lighting of Heacham’s beacon, a licensed bar and raffle prizes.
Tickets cost £5, including a buffet tea and a strip of raffle tickets, and are available from the Christian Bookshop, Station Road, or the parish council office in Pound Lane. Proceeds will go to Help for Heroes.
A Hunstanton Remembers event is being held at the town hall on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm .
Find out about the 443 Hunstanton men who left to serve their country during the First World War. There will be an exhibition plus Poppy making activities and a selection of war poetry and readings will be performed each hour.
A Remembrance ceremony will be held at 10.45am on Sunday at the war memorial in Cliff Parade, with a service at St Edmund’s church at 10.55am.
In Middleton, the Remembrance Sunday service will see a tree planted and a plaque unveiled to mark the centenary.
There will also be an exhibition in St Mary’s Church tomorrow and Sunday from 10am to 4pm featuring a Poppy tribute to the 30 men of Middleton who were killed.
The weekend will conclude with the last post, the lighting of the beacon and the ringing of the church bell at 7pm.
The department for culture, media and sport wants people to ring bells at 12.30pm on Sunday to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.
The aim is to replicate the national outpouring of relief that took place at the end of the war when bells which had long been silent rang out.
A map of bell ringing and Armistice day events is online at armistice100.org.uk/events
An extra train will run on Sunday so people can travel to Whitehall, departing Lynn at 7.24am, Watlington at 7.31am and Downham at 7.38am.