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Brundall Benefice remembers World War 1 

poppies 390Yare Valley Churches have several events planned this weekend and next week to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Those who enjoy a sing-song should be on parade at Brundall Memorial Hall to enjoy an Old Time Music Hall led by the Brundall Singers from 3pm to 4.30pm on Sunday August 3.
Later that day, at 5pm, in St Laurence Church, Brundall there will be a short service of remembrance and reflection for those who gave their life in the Great War.
The same venue hosts a civic occasion at 6.30pm on Monday August 4. Local dignitaries, British Legion and parish councilors have been invited to attend a service of commemoration marked by a wreath laying ceremony.
Every day from Tuesday 5 to Friday 8 August an exhibition themed ‘Lest We Forget’ will be held in Braydeston and Brundall churches, which make-up The Yare Valley Benefice. Cakes and refreshments will be served at St Laurence Church where there will be a display of pictures, stories and memorabilia supported by a DVD about WW1 from Anglia Archives.
Meanwhile, out in the countryside St Michael’s Church, Braydeston will host a display which depicts the parts played in the war by thousands of birds and animals, and will incorporate an exhibition re-telling the story of someone who fought in the war.
Rector Revd. Peter Leech says “These events are for the community, and will be family-friendly. Everyone will be welcome as we seek to do our part to mark the First World War.”

Photo: Poppy field in Notinghamshire, Great Britain
Credit:  Lynne Kirton
This photo is part of the Geograph Project
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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