War memorial centenary marked with service

4th April 2022
Jasper King, Great Yarmouth Mercury, reports

 The service was led by Revd Canon Simon Ward of Great Yarmouth Minster

Credit: Lauren De Boise

The hundredth anniversary of the dedication of Great Yarmouth's war memorial has been marked with a special service

The First World War memorial in St George's Park was unveiled by Prince Henry and dedicated by the Bishop of Norwich on January 7, 1922
However, the centenary could not be marked in January this year, due to concerns over Covid rates. Instead, a service commemorating the anniversary was delayed until Sunday


The service was postponed until today due to Covid

Credit: Lauren De Boise

It was led by Revd Canon Simon Ward of Great Yarmouth Minster and attended by the mayor of Great Yarmouth

The white granite memorial was designed by Francis Haward, of Olley and Haward, and paid for by public subscription

this article first published in the Great Yarmouth Mercury online and reproduced with permission


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