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Great Yarmouth’s Cenotaph named as best kept war memorial

PUBLISHED: 14:22 05 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:47 05 March 2018

The photograph taken by Sidney Hart, a member of the Legion’s Great Yarmouth and District Branch,
Picture: Sidney Hart

The photograph taken by Sidney Hart, a member of the Legion’s Great Yarmouth and District Branch, Picture: Sidney Hart

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Great Yarmouth’s Cenotaph, in St George’s Park, has been recognised by the Royal British Legion as Norfolk’s best kept war memorial.

The title was awarded based on a photograph of the monument taken in summer 2017, and was named at the Royal British Legion’s county conference, at County Hall, Norwich.

The photograph was taken by Sidney Hart, a member of the Legion’s Great Yarmouth and District Branch, who collected the certificate and associated trophy, known as the Coltishall Cup.

Colleen Walker, president of the Legion’s Great Yarmouth and district branch, said: “Sidney took four photographs during 2017 – one for each season – and the local branch members ranked each one to decide which one we submitted.

“The Cenotaph is one of Great Yarmouth’s most important monuments, a physical reminder of those who have sacrificed so much in war, and it’s great that our Cenotaph is the best kept in Norfolk.”

Cllr Kerry Robinson-Payne, the mayor of the Great Yarmouth borough, said: “The Cenotaph is a permanent symbol of remembrance and will again come into public focus this year as we commemorate the centenary of the Armistice.

“The photo taken by Sidney is lovely and I am very pleased with this important recognition from the Royal British Legion. The trophy is now on display at the Town Hall.”

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