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Life-size Tommies installed as part of war commemorations

PUBLISHED: 16:12 26 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:13 26 October 2018

Tommy silhouettes have been installed at NNDC's offices. Pictures: NNDC

Tommy silhouettes have been installed at NNDC's offices. Pictures: NNDC

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Three life-size Tommy silhouettes have been installed in north Norfolk as part of the centenary commemorations of the end of the First World War.

North Norfolk District Council’s (NNDC) Cromer office has become home to two of the silhouettes, which have been created as part of the There But Not There 2018 Armistice project for the charity Remembered.

The 6ft tall Tommy figures will stand alongside the existing Poppies in Steel metallic sculpture installed in 2015 to commemorate the centenary of the war. A third Tommy will be erected in Holt Country Park, and a fourth 30cm Tommy has been installed in NNDC’s main reception.

A service of remembrance for staff and elected members will be held to officially dedicate the Tommies on November 9.

Nicholas Coppack, chairman of NNDC, said: “These poignant statues are a permanent reminder of the loss.”

By purchasing the three Tommies, NNDC has helped fund veterans’ charities.

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