Trafalgar Day in Yarmouth this Sunday

Great Yarmouth's Trafalgar Day Service is being held at Nelson's monument on South Denes on Sunday at 12.30pm. The service, led by Cannon Irene Knowles, is open to all who wish to celebrate Britain's greatest naval hero.

Great Yarmouth's Trafalgar Day Service is being held at Nelson's monument on South Denes on Sunday at 12.30pm.

The service, led by Canon Irene Knowles, is open to all who wish to celebrate Britain's greatest naval hero.

The celebration will start with a procession from South Beach Parade to the monument led by Winterton Marine Cadets band.

Yarmouth's heritage guide, Dona Watson, will propose a toast to the immortal memory of Admiral Nelson. Rum punch will be available for participants to join in the toast.


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“This is the fourth and final year the celebration will be funded by a National Lottery grant,” said the borough council's member services manager Robin Hodds.

“However, its future is secure as it will become part of the council's civic events list.”

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The monument, also known as the Norfolk Naval Pillar, stands at 144ft tall and is only slightly shorter than its counterpart in London.

It was built in 1819 to commemorate Nelson's death at the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21, 1805. At the time the South Denes was an empty sand spit and the monument stood right in the centre of it.

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