Thousands set to mark Remembrance Sunday

Thousands of people will attend gatherings across the area in the days ahead to remember those who have lost their lives in battle. In Dereham, the town's branch of the Royal British Legion has organised the annual Remembrance parade on Sunday.

Thousands of people will attend gatherings across the area in the days ahead to remember those who have lost their lives in battle.

In Dereham, the town's branch of the Royal British Legion has organised the annual Remembrance parade on Sunday.

It will form at Cherry Tree car park at about 10.30am before marching to the war memorial for the wreath-laying ceremony. Some 23 wreaths are due to be laid, including those from the Light Dragoons and RAF Marham. This will be followed by the two-minute silence at 11am before a Service of Remembrance at St Nicholas's Church.

Those who would like to join the parade need to be at the car park by 10.35am.


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You can wear service medals awarded to family members, but they must be worn on the right hand side, says the legion. People are welcome to place crosses on the memorial or in the garden of remembrance at the railway station before Sunday.

On Wednesday, Armistice Day, there will be a short service at Dereham war memorial at 11am.

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At Swanton Morley on Sunday, people will gather in the parish church from 10.30am for a special service. Afterwards, they will parade to the village war memorial where wreaths will be laid.

In Fakenham, Remem-brance Sunday events begin at 2.30pm with a parade from the Queen's Road car park to the war memorial in Market Place. After wreaths have been placed by dignitaries and legion branch represent-atives, the parade will move to the parish church for a service at 3pm.

An impressive line-up of performers will be on show at the legion's annual Festival of Remembrance in the town tomorrow.

The event at Fakenham High School will include the Town Band, Timescape, piper Richard Dawson, Libby Henshaw, Janet Nightingale and the 1st Academy of Dance. It starts at 7.30pm, with �5 tickets available from Newsklip, Fakenham Heel bar, the legion General Townshend Club or on the door.

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