Thousands gather in Cromer for 'tremendous' Spitfire fly-past
- Credit: David Pritchard
Thousands looked to the skies as the iconic Spitfire gave a "tremendous" performance during Cromer's Jubilee celebrations.
The long-awaited fly-past and aerobatic display from the Second World War aircraft was the moment of the day for families who headed to the north Norfolk coast on Thursday (June 2).
Town councillor and chairman of the event committee, David Pritchard, said: "The sun has been shining and people came in their thousands. We could not have asked for a better day.
"It has been perfect. The fly-past was absolutely wonderful and it was an enormous relief that everything went to plan, and on time.
"We have lots more planned over the rest of the bank holiday weekend."
As well as Union Jack flags, lots of poppies were on show in Cromer, as the event was also held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE and VJ day, and the anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
The Spitfire fly-past was originally planned to take place back in 2020, to commemorate those dates, before it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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The towns Platinum Jubilee celebrations were set to continue with a service at the parish church on Sunday at 3pm, led by the vicar of Cromer, Rev Will Warren.
The service was also to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day along with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which, along with the 'Weeping Window' poppy display at the church, was originally going to be held in 2020.
The town's mayor, Pat West, who was due to open the service, said: "This service brings to an end an extremely memorable series of events during a Platinum Jubilee the country has never experienced before and is unlikely we will again, for many years”.