World War 1 Centenary: Westfield village creates amazing poppy tribute to mark 100 years since the end of World War 1

Westfield has created an amazing and moving tribute to mark 100 years since the end of the Great War.

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 1:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 1:30 pm
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Red poppies have sprung up on the green near the church and hand crafted fabric poppies and wreaths even adorn the tree.

Those joining in to create the tribute display include local children, the Horticultural Society and Cubs, Brownies and Guides.

It was described as ‘wonderful’ and ‘beautiful’ when Westfield Parish Council shared it on Facebook.

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These pictures were taken by Westfield parish Clerk Kate Darbyshire, who commented: “The village is doing a wonderful job of commemorating 100 years since the end of World War 1.

SEE ALSO: Calls to honour soldierThe village is holding a special exhibition in the Parish Church on Saturday November 3 and Sunday 4, organised by Westfield History and the Parish Council. It commemorates the lives of those who served.

There will also be a Wall of Remembrance for relatives of current Westfield residents, a display of poems by Year 5 school children and poppies made by various groups in the village.

It takes place from 10am - 4pm. Entrance is free with donations to the Royal British Legion welcomed.

A screening of the acclaimed 1916 film of the Battle of the Somme will be showing in the village hall on Saturday November 3 at 7pm. The film is on loan from the imperial War Museum. Entry is by donation to the Royal British Legion.