A town will remember the D-Day landings at an 80th anniversary event.

St George's Park in Great Yarmouth is hosting a ceremony where the public can honour the 160,000 Allied troops who landed on the Normandy beaches in 1944, on June 6.

The annual event, hosted by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Great Yarmouth Minster, and the Royal British Legion, will start at 6pm, with arrivals from 5.50pm.

Borough mayor, councillor Paula Waters-Bunn, will lay a wreath at the war memorial followed by members of the Royal British Legion.

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The service will be marked by readings, prayers, hymns and a two-minute silence, led by Rev Canon Simon Ward with participation from the Mayor’s Chaplain, Father Alvan Ibeh.

Councillor Waters-Bunn said: "The D-Day service is an opportunity for the whole community to honour and remember those who sacrificed so much during the Second World War.

‘’We hope as many people as possible are able to attend the service to mark this important anniversary.’’

After the service, the Great Yarmouth Beacon in Anchor Gardens will be lit at 9.15pm.

There will also be a display of memorabilia in Great Yarmouth Minster to mark the anniversary. If people have anything they would like to contribute to the display they are asked to email mayor@great-yarmouth.gov.uk