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Sheringham townsfolk turn out in force for Remembrance service

PUBLISHED: 16:35 12 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:37 12 November 2017

Sheringham Salvation Army Band on parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Salvation Army Band on parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Hundreds turned out to pay their respects at Sheringham, where the town’s Salvation Army Band led a parade to the war memorial for a service led by the vicar of Sheringham, former Royal Navy chaplain, Rev Christian Heycocks.

Lifeboat crew members on parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLLifeboat crew members on parade at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Special guest was Royal Navy deputy chaplain of the fleet Rev Dr Scott Shackleton, who served with Mr Heycocks in Iraq and Afghanistan during his four-and-a-half year stint on front line duty.

Sheringham Remembrance Day parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Remembrance Day parade. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

The names of the fallen were read by local Brownies and Scouts, with representatives from groups including the RNLI, the emergency services and the town council laying wreaths before parading to St Peter’s for the traditional town service.

Sheringham Remembrance Day service. Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Remembrance Day service. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Mr Heycocks said: “Scott would usually be at Portsmouth, or at the Cenotaph in London, so it is quite an honour to have him with us and I know he considered it an honour to preach in Sheringham, which has such a nautical tradition.”

Standard bearers and wreath-layers at Sheringham Remembrance Day service. Photo: KAREN BETHELL.Standard bearers and wreath-layers at Sheringham Remembrance Day service. Photo: KAREN BETHELL.

From left: The vicar of Sheringham, Rev Christian Heycocks with Royal Navy deputy chaplain of the fleet, Rev Dr Scott Shackleton and Rev Andrew Lake, of the Society of St Luke. Photo: KAREN BETHELLFrom left: The vicar of Sheringham, Rev Christian Heycocks with Royal Navy deputy chaplain of the fleet, Rev Dr Scott Shackleton and Rev Andrew Lake, of the Society of St Luke. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Rainbows line up for Sheringham Remembrance Day service. Photo: KAREN BETHELLRainbows line up for Sheringham Remembrance Day service. Photo: KAREN BETHELL


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