Our community hospital dedicated to soldiers lost in battle held a small Armistice Day service in their honour.
The annual event was scaled down to a handful of people due to lockdown restrictions.
But organisers were determined it should go ahead to remember the sacrifice of 99 men from the town and another 80 from surrounding villages who gave their lives fighting for their country in the First World War.
Hospital Friends group chairman Keith Jarvis said: “We were pleased to hold the service in honour of the soldiers the hospital is a memorial too, as well as others who have given their lives serving their country. It was a small but poignant gathering but we hope to revert to a larger scale service next year.”
He joined North Walsham church ordinand Jo Haywood, Salvation Army bugler Ian Richardson, and two Royal British Legion representatives – deputy-chairman and standard bearer Bill McIvor and secretary Sheila Mitchell, for the short service.
Prayers included one for the foundation of the 24-bed hospital in memory of those who suffer through war, and for its current patients – who, following a recent temporary change of role for the unit – are all people recovering from Covid.