Communities in south Norfolk and north Suffolk set for Armistice Day

Communities across south Norfolk and north Suffolk will come to a standstill tomorrow and Sunday to remember Britain's war dead.

A host of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday services is planned to commemorate the lives of military personnel who died in conflict.

The relatives of those commemorated on the Great Moulton War Memorial are invited to a rededication and Remembrance Service on Sunday at 10.55am at St Michael's Church in the village.

The memorial has recently been renovated by H L Perfitt Stonemasons of Diss, who originally constructed the memorial in 1919. The project has been funded by Great Moulton Parish Council, with additional donations from St Michael's Church, Friends of St Michael's and an anonymous donor.

There will be a small display of information about the men commemorated on the memorial, and the parish council would like to hear from any one who thinks they may be related to the following:


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1914-18 – James Beckett, (Frederick) Russell Chute, Edward Coleman, Charles Hinchliffe, Henry Crisp, Bertie Pymer, James Sparrow, Albert Youngman; 1939-45 – Reginald Elvin, Robert Royal, Ronald Woolterton.

Contact John Davies, clerk to the parish council, on 01379 677370 or gt-moulton-pc@tiscali.co.uk

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A festival of remembrance service will be held at the Corn Hall in Diss on November 11 to commemorate the sacrifices made by the armed forces. The event, which will start at 7.30pm, will involve performances by Diss Junior School and Diss High School, Diss army cadet force and air training corps and members of the Diss community.

Tickets cost �5 for 16s and over and �2.50 for children aged eight to 15 years and can be bought by phoning 01379 65224.

In Wymondham, there will be a short remembrance service at the war memorial tomorrow at 11am and the parade and wreath-laying leaves the Market Cross on Sunday, November 13, at 2.30pm

A former second world war airfield in south Norfolk is set to mark Remembrance Sunday with a wings and wheels event. Officials at Old Buckenham Airfield will be opening the site to classic cars and aircraft on November 13 and are set to welcome an American flypast, weather permitting, during a Remembrance Sunday service.

Entry to the wings and wheels event is free. For further information, call 01953 860806 or email airfield@oldbuck.com

A remembrance service will also take place at Attleborough war memorial tomorrow at 11am, while a parade will leave Edenside Drive at 10.40am on Sunday followed by a wreath-laying ceremony.

And a Remembrance parade will set off from Harleston Market Place at 10.45am on Sunday, which will be followed by wreath-laying at the war memorial and a service at St John's Church.

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