Whitwell Station exhibition commemorates WWI centenary

As part of plans to celebrate the centenary of the end of the First World War, Broadland District Council is holding a week-long event at Whitwell Station.

Running from 9–16 November the Broadland Remembers event includes a free exhibition and other activities to highlight the efforts made by the people of Broadland during the war and how the conflict affected the local community.
The exhibition will open to the public from 11 am – 6 pm daily. Other planned activities throughout the week (all starting at 10 30 am) include talks from local historian Neil Storey (13, 14 and 16 November), a reading of Sister Poppy At The Front by Reepham-based author Brenda Gostling (12 November) and a wartime poetry workshop with Norfolk poet Sue Burge (15 November).
In addition, as part of Battle’s Over – the national tribute put together by pageant master Bruno Peek – a Beacon of Light will be lit at 7 pm on Sunday 11 November at various locations across the district to signify the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war.
Broadland Remembers will also support Lord Dannatt’s There But Not There campaign and will see a Tommy silhouette statue hosted at Whitwell Station, as well as others at different locations across Broadland.
Cllr Shaun Vincent, leader of Broadland District Council, said: “With Broadland Remembers we hope to create a fitting tribute to all of those affected by World War One in Broadland and beyond.
“We are also glad to add our support to Lord Dannatt’s There But Not There campaign and believe the presence of the Tommy silhouettes will add poignancy to our celebrations.”
For more information telephone: 01603 430496 or email: visit@broadland.co.uk

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