Edith Cavell Remembrance Service

10 October 2020
11:00 - 12:00
The grave of Edith Cavell (c) Bill Smith

Norfolk nurse and First World War heroine Edith Cavell will be remembered at a special service at Norwich Cathedral on Saturday 10 October.

The brave Norfolk nurse helped more than 200 soldiers escape from occupied Belgium during the First World War and for this she paid the ultimate price and was executed by the Germans on October 12 1915.

Nurse Cavell, who was from Swardeston, is buried at Life’s Green, outside the east end of the Cathedral, close to St Saviour’s Chapel.

The annual Remembrance Service will take place beside her grave at 11am on Saturday 10 October.

Edith Cavell
The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Vaughan Thomas, and the Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk, Philippa Taylor, will be among those to lay wreaths at the service along with representatives from the Embassy of Belgium in the United Kingdom, The Royal Corps of Signals, The British Red Cross and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Nurses League.

All are welcome to attend.