Custom House lights up in remembrance

ww1 custom house candles

Last night King’s Lynn’s Custom House lit up with a spectacular display of candles and poppies in memory of the start of World War One.

The display replaced ‘Night Sailors’, the stunning projection show which has been lighting up the Custom House for the last few weeks between 10pm and 11pm every night.

ww1 custom house poppies

The candles and poppies were displayed as part of the Lights Out initiative, which encouraged people to turn out their lights to commemorate the outbreak of WW1 a hundred years ago.

Cllr Nick Daubney, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, said: “We felt this was a fitting way to show that we were acknowledging Lights Out. We are grateful to the artist Julia Dantonnet, for making the changes to her creation.”