Cromer war memorial marks its 100th year

Cromer war memorial in the centre of the seaside has turned 100

Cromer war memorial in the centre of the seaside has turned 100 - Credit: David Pritchard

A recently restored war memorial has reached its centenary.

Cromer war memorial was unveiled to the public on July 3, 1921, during a ceremony that drew crowds of people to the town centre.

Constructed of Clipsham stone and originally costing £700, the memorial featured four figures, an infantryman, a sailor, an early pilot and a nurse, which over the years became eroded by the elements.

In 2013, the then-mayor of Cromer David Pritchard launched a fundraising bid to raise the £45,000 necessary to restore the memorial to its former glory with a goal for the restoration to be completed by November 2018, the centenary of the First World War.

Cromer war memorial in the centre of the seaside has turned 100

Cromer war memorial in the centre of the seaside has turned 100 - Credit: David Pritchard

On November 10, 2018, the Cromer War Memorial was rededicated at a ceremony attended by dozens of people.

Plans had been made by Cromer Town Council to commemorate the centenary of the memorial but due to Covid-19 restrictions, it was decided that staging a photograph featuring the same flag that was used in the rededication of 2018 would be more appropriate.