Across the county, young musicians have taken part in Remembrance Day events, within school and their local communities.
At City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy, all students observed a two minutes silence and music students, all of whom are pupils of Robert Dockray learning through Norfolk Music Service, performed the Last Post across the school site. It is always a poignant moment for the staff and students at CNS as the school was established in 1910, and many former students and staff took part in World War 1 with several never returning.
In Caister Lifeboat Station, Norfolk’s special Service of Remembrance was conducted by the Bishop of Norwich – Rt. Reverend Graham James. The congregation of over 400 packed into the Jim Davidson Boathouse. Bishop Graham was assisted by Mrs. Mary Taylor – Reader at Holy Trinity Caister – and Mr. Donald Peers – Methodist Lay Preacher. The service began at 10:15 am on Sunday 13th November with the Colour parties parading from the Beach Road car park. The ‘drumhead’ altar was formed of lifejackets.
Twenty four members of the Stalham Brass Band – under director of music Dr. Tim Thirst – were invited to perform the music for the service. At 11 o’clock the congregation observed a two minutes silence, and seven musicians from the band – Robert Thirst, Jasmine Thirst, Ryan Bull, Matthew Holland, Callum Smith, Henry Brooker and Colin Kay – sounded the Last Post and Reveille. Five of the musicians are from the Stalham area schools music scheme run by Stalham Brass Band and were performing Last Post & Reveille for the first time.
At the end of the service Bishop Graham joined the lifeboat crew to lay the wreaths on the sea.