Cranes Return

Haleston’s 1,000 origami cranes have returned in time for a short ceremony at midday on International Day of Peace (21 September). Over the last week their wing-tips have been taken symbolically to the United Nation in New York and to Ground Zero and are expected back for the ceremony. The ring of the Town Crier’s Bell will be dedicated to peace, so our message of hope for peacetoday, can echo across the generations and down the years.

Hundreds of the origami cranes carry a message of peace from children and students in Alburgh, Denton, Pulham and Harleston schools as a well as a community message linking our swifts – emblems of free-sprit for people and wildlife -, with cranes and peace – all of which know no boundaries.