Just a handful of guests could attend the annual Remembrance Sunday service in King’s Lynn’s Tower Gardens.
The small, socially distanced event was attended by just six civic representatives this year as West Norfolk was encouraged to “Remember at Home” amid the second national lockdown.
Guests included West Norfolk Mayor Geoff Hipperson, the Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn, North West Norfolk MP James Wild and Deputy Lieutenant James Bagge, plus a small number of military representatives, including group Captain James Beck, RAF Marham Station Commander.
Time slots were allocated to 18 individuals to lay wreaths at the war memorial on behalf of their organisations, including Nikki Scott, founder of North Lynn-based Scotty’s Little Soldiers.
Tower Gardens was decorated before the closed event with poppies made by school children using recycled plastic.
Events and services were cancelled across the borough due to government restrictions, but residents of all ages were urged to still take the time to pause and reflect at home.
Sunday’s service was streamed live on West Norfolk Council’s Facebook page and is available to watch on YouTube.
Last year’s service was attended by several hundred people.