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You can now pay tribute to war heroes in our Fields of Remembrance

PUBLISHED: 13:35 28 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:02 29 October 2018

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Archant 2017

A campaign aiming to create a Norfolk-wide tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the First World War has begun.

Earlier this month, we revealed our Fields of Remembrance campaign, which has seen us join forces with Norwich Cathedral, King’s Lynn Minster, Great Yarmouth Minster and the Royal British Legion (RBL) to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

We are encouraging people to buy and place a wooden-backed poppy at one of the three locations hosting a poppy field, or to create your own Field of Remembrance in your community.

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

On Saturday, a short service at Norwich Cathedral officially opened the field, with people now able to place their poppies at the remembrance fields involved.

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

At the ceremony, the Dean of Norwich, the very revd Jane Hedges, said: “I welcome you in the name of the cathedral foundation most warmly.

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

“Today we dedicate this field of remembrance. We remember with thanksgiving and with sorrow those whose lives in world wars and conflicts past and present have been given and taken away.

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

MORE: All you need to know about our Fields of Remembrance campaign



“We pray for all who in bereavement, disability and pain continue to suffer the consequences of fighting and terror.”

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

There were readings and prayer before the field was dedicated.

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Wooden-backed poppies are now available to purchase from all the locations involved in the Fields of Remembrance.

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

In Norwich, they will be on sale in the Cathedral gift shop and at the donations desk, as well as the Royal British Legion shop in Castle Mall.

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

The Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News offices, in Prospect House on Rouen Road, will also be selling them.

A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A garden of Remembrance is officially opened with a service. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

In Great Yarmouth, crosses will be available for the Minster coffee shop between 10am to 3pm and from the Great Yarmouth Mercury office in King Street.

In King’s Lynn, crosses will be available from an honesty box in the Minster and from Violets florists in Blackfriars Street.

The recommended donation per poppy is £1.50.

Details of remembrance events taking place across the region will be published in the newspaper and online in the days leading up to Armistice Day.

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