Thousands attend Tamil pilgrimage in Norfolk

The Tamil pilgrimage at Walsingham in Norfolk. Credit: ITV Anglia

More than 15,000 people from the Tamil community have been visiting the holy shrine of the Virgin Mary at Walsingham in Norfolk.

The shrine is known as England's Nazareth and has been a place of pilgrimage since medieval times attracting 150,000 worshippers every year.

But by far the biggest numbers come from the Tamil community. Every July they come from Sri Lanka, southern India and all over Britain for a special day of worship.

Click below to see a report by ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray.

The majority of The Tamils are Catholics, some are Hindus - but they all revere the Virgin Mary.

Millions have visted over the ages after a devout widow claimed she say the Virgin Mary three times there in 1061.