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Norwich Remembrance Sunday service details

PUBLISHED: 15:05 12 November 2010 | UPDATED: 15:07 12 November 2010

Norwich War Memorial

Norwich War Memorial

Archant Norfolk 2010

Veterans will be among thousands expected to head for Norwich’s war memorial at the weekend – to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Lord Mayor of Norwich Tom Dylan will lead a service at the newly reopened war memorial, before a parade through the city centre and a second service at Norwich Cathedral.

Thousands will be attending the sombre annual event, held to mark the passing of those who have fallen in times of war.

Mr Dylan said: “I would like to ask everyone to take time to remember and pay respects to those who have given their lives or lost family and friends.

“It is so important that we stop to acknowledge, as we do every year, the great sacrifices made for us during times of war and to hope that we are able to learn the lessons of the past in order to enjoy peace in the future.”

The Remembrance Sunday service will take place on St Peter’s Street outside City Hall at 10.35am on Sunday, when wreaths will be laid around the new memorial.

The Lord Mayor will lay the first wreath on behalf of the city. The public are invited to attend and watch.

Viewing areas will be signed, and there will be a designated area for wheelchair users.

After the service, a procession of ex-servicemen, members of the Royal British Legion, voluntary organisations, RAF Marham, army, navy and air force cadets will march through the city, led by the Norwich Citadel Band, to the service at Norwich Cathedral for 11.40am.

The parade will leave Gaol Hill at around 11.05am and march along London Street, Opie Street, Castle Meadow, Agricultural Hall Plain, Upper King Street to the Cathedral for a salute to be taken in the Cathedral Upper Close.

In the event of wet weather, a wreath laying service will be held in St Peter Mancroft church and attended by members of the parade and civic dignitaries.

Public seating inside the church will be limited for this service, but everyone is welcome to attend the 11.40am service in Norwich Cathedral.

Many other services will take place in and around the city, including one at St Mary and St Margaret’s Church in Sprowston, where people are urged to be seated before 10.45am.

At 11am on Sunday, Beaver leader Christopher Page will be laying poppies on behalf of the 3rd and 4th Sea Scouts at Earlham Cemetery in the centre by the war memorial.

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