Bramley's busy weekend of remembrance

By Michael Upton | 08/11/2018

Bramley's busy weekend of remembrance
St Francis' Church warden Sylvia Graham (centre), King Henry pub assistant manager Chris Nutt and poppy makers Sandra Haith (left), Rachel Haith and baby Eira Fellowes. 184217-1

HUNDREDS of handmade poppies are being displayed as part of a village’s First World War commemorations.

The flowers have been knitted, crocheted, made from the bases of red plastic recyclable bottles and placed on the railings down the centre of the A631 in Bramley after being fashioned in the village’s church, parish hall and pub.

A series of public events are being held over the remembrance weekend, starting with Bramley Sunnyside Junior School pupils laying a wreath at the war memorial at 1.30pm tomorrow.

on Saturday, a special “Tommy” sculpture will be formally dedicated at the memorial at 5.45pm, and there will be a remembrance concert at Bramley Church at 6.30pm featuring Bramley Brass Band, the Mint-Junior Drama Group, the Scouts and Brownies, Bramley Sunnyside Junior School Choir and school pupils.

The names of the 48 soldiers named on the war memorial will be read out, with members of the audience standing in turn to represent how many men were involved.

On Sunday, a church service will be held at 9.45am, followed by the placing of 48 crosses at the war memorial.

A lantern lit in 2014 will be extinguished.

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