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Rare First World War items to go on display for church’s Armistice concert

Michael Brunson will do some readings at the concert at Wiveton's church. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Michael Brunson will do some readings at the concert at Wiveton's church. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

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A set of wire cutters used to chop through barbed wire in the trenches of the First World War are among the fascinating objects to go on display at a north Norfolk church as part of a concert/exhibition to mark a century since the Armistice.

Saint Mary the Virgin church in Wiveton is hosting the event on Friday, November 16, featuring readings by political journalist Michael Brunson as well as a poem written and read by the village’s oldest resident, who is 93.

There will also be performances by the Double Octave Choir and members of Gresham’s brass band.

Other memorabilia on display will include Allied flags which were hung in London’s Leicester Square for a 1919 victory parade and a Lee-Enfield .303 Service rifle which belonged to John Hassell, who was famous for a series of wartime posters he designed.

The concert starts at 7pm and tickets are £10 on the door.

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