IF you live in Norfolk or are planning to visit King’s Lynn in the week ahead, there’s still time to get involved with an interactive and thought-provoking commemorative mural in the Vancouver Quarter shopping centre.

The exhibition, open until 4 August, depicts a First World War battlefield at dusk and you are invited to come along and stick a poppy onto it.

Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter centre manager, said: “There are thousands of poppies available to stick on the mural and it would be wonderful if we are able to completely cover it.”

Photography student Lewis Bond designed the mural. The 21-year-old, who lives in Downham Market, said he was delighted to see his work on display.

He explained: “When I was researching the First World War for this piece, it really hit home what happened and how many people were so brave to stand up and fight.

“It’s so important for projects like this to happen because it is our responsibility to educate the next generation about those we have lost and to make sure that every single life taken will never be forgotten.”

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