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West Norfolk and Wisbech Remembers WW1

Poppy Field

4:12pm 5th August 2014

Monday night at 11pm marks exactly 100 years since the the start of the First World War.

569 men from around King's Lynn alone died - their names are on the memorial in Blackfriars Gardens by the tower.

Many people including the town halls and other buildings will be putting their lights out tonight at 10pm for an hour. It's a nationwide campaign following on from the Foreign Secretary in 1914 who said "The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time."

The Royal British Legion is also organising events across the area so that individual towns and villages can remember those who marched to war and never returned.

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