There was a good turnout for the 2019 Armistice Day service at the hospital memorial stone, despite grey rainy weather.
It was led by the vicar of North Walsham, the Rev Canon Paul Cubitt, who paid tribute to the men who gave their lives in war – and praised the 40 people to turned out to honour them in damp dismal weather.
Wreaths were laid by Friends chairman Keith Jarvis and the Royal British Legion.
One hospital supporter who could not attend Monday’s service left two poignant painted “poppy” stones on the memorial.
Ninety nine men from the town lost their lives in the First World War and another 88 from the surrounding villages.
The hospital was built in their memory, using funds from a public appeal. It was opened in 1923, and the original memorial stone transferred to the current building.
Their memory lives on – as does the public support for the hospital, which is channelled through donations to the Friends.