Remebrance Sunday in Cromer

Hundreds of people lined the streets in Cromer for the annual remembrance ceremony.

The TS Warrior Naval Cadet Corps marched through the town and saluted dignitaries as they passed the main stand. Cromer Mayor, David Pritchard stood on the rostrum to acknowledge the parade.

People cheered on route as familiar tunes filled the air bringing back many memories for veterans and service personnel. A sea of poppies dominated the view painting the streets with a mixture of red and black.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb joined representatives from organisations including St John Ambulance, Cromer Town Council, RNLI, local Scouts and Guides as they marched towards Cromer church. As they reached the entrance a light spray of rain didn’t seem to disturb proceedings.

The service was led by vicar, Rev Canon Dr David Court, after the sermon from assistant minister Rev Paul Neale, the names of the fallen were read by Mr Court with the help of the church’s new curate, Rev Peter Herbert.

After a moments silence the last post echoed around the church before wreaths were laid on the memorial outside, with Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band playing hymns.

As darkness began to fall, the ceremony concluded with the words “At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them”

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