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Borough set to pay respects to the fallen during week of remembrance events

PUBLISHED: 11:42 07 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:46 07 November 2016

The Festival of Remembrance held at St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

The Festival of Remembrance held at St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth. Picture: James Bass

Heads will be bowed and silence will fall across the borough as the nation pays its respects to the fallen.

A host of poignant services will take place this week to honour the men and woman who died serving their country.

In Great Yarmouth, the colourful East Norfolk Militia will form a guard of honour and parade in the annual Festival of Remembrance on November 12.

Together with the Winterton Marine Cadets and the Norfolk Fellowship Band of the Salvation Army, this will be the largest festival since it began in 2014.

The service will again see hundreds of poppies flutter down from the roof during the moving two minutes’ silence.

Profits from the event will go to the Royal British Legion and the Salvation Army.

Performances are at 2pm and 4.30pm and some tickets are still available, including balcony seats.

Tickets are £10 from the St George’s box office on 01493 331484 or via www.stgeorgestheatre.com.

Elsewhere across the borough events will be held on:

Wednesday, November 9

Great Yarmouth: Blessing of the Crosses service, 11am, at the Garden of Remembrance in St George’s Park.

Friday, November 11

Great Yarmouth: Remembrance service, 10.55am at the Cenotaph in St George’s Park.

Gorleston: Remembrance service, 10.55am at the cemetery.

Sunday, November 13

Great Yarmouth: Remembrance service, starting at 10.55am at the Cenotaph in St George’s Park.

Service at the Far East Prisoners of War memorial, on Marine Parade at 12.30pm.

Caister- Remembrance service at Caister Lifeboat Station at 10am.

Cobholm: Service of Remembrance at 9.30am at the Memorial Stone, adjacent to the Cobholm sign near the Tabernacle.

Filby: Services at 10am at the FEPOW Memorial on Filby Road and at 10.55am at Filby church.

Bradwell: Act of Remembrance at the war memorial, Church Walk at 10.30am.

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