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St George’s Primary School unveils memorial to 105 fallen pupils

PUBLISHED: 16:35 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:35 10 November 2017

Headteacher Melodie Fearns, John and Mollie Timby, councillor Marlene Fairhead, Chris Durrant, Eileen Alexanda and William Wallace, who led the restoration team. The war memorial at St George's Primary School in Great Yarmouth has been restored. Photo: George Ryan

Headteacher Melodie Fearns, John and Mollie Timby, councillor Marlene Fairhead, Chris Durrant, Eileen Alexanda and William Wallace, who led the restoration team. The war memorial at St George's Primary School in Great Yarmouth has been restored. Photo: George Ryan

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A memorial to 105 men who died in the First World War has been blessed and officially rededicated at a Great Yarmouth school.

The war memorial at St George's Primary School in Great Yarmouth has been restored. Photo: George RyanThe war memorial at St George's Primary School in Great Yarmouth has been restored. Photo: George Ryan

Youngsters at St George’s Primary School in St Peters Road have been learning about some of the men listed on the memorial ahead of Remembrance Day.

Headteacher Melodie Fearns lead a special assembly where she spoke to the schoolchildren about the importance of remembering the sacrifices men and women have made in war for the peace we enjoy today.

The children read out the names of all the men who are named on the memorial, and some pupils also read out poems they had written about the Great War.

Relatives of some of the men who lost their lives attended the service. John and Mollie Timby came to see the name of another John Timby. Chris Durrant his great uncles Sidney and Leonard, and Eileen Alexanda her uncle John Condon.

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