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Suffolk Day and Summer Soltice

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With the Sun having risen off the Suffolk coast at 4.30 on Monday morning – the 21st June marked the Summer Solstice.

Lowestoft’s Town Major, Alan Green, was at Ness Point for the early morning sunrise, as the First Light team heralded in the solstice with music on the town’s beach.

This image for @FirstLight shows this morning’s early morning performance. A series of activities are planned in the Lowestpfr area this week, with Kensignton Gardens the focus this weekend.

Meanwhile the 21st June also marks Suffolk Day – which is designed to celebrate all things Suffolk and recognise our great icons, attractions, landscapes, institutions, special events and more.

It is a day when the Suffolk flag is flown – with its design attributed to Saint Edmund, bearing a golden crown “pierced” by two golden arrows, against a blue background.

King Edmund, the last King of East Anglia, was reportedly murdered by the Danes in the year 870. When, at a meeting with the invaders, he refused to share his kingdom, he was scourged, bound to a tree, shot with arrows.

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