REMEMBRANCE: Crosses that spell out a community’s feelings

VETERANS and volunteers have paid a huge tribute to the fallen — and it makes for quite the sight from above.

Hundreds of small crosses have been given a new lick of paint and formed into the words Lest We Forget outside Wath Hall, as this photo by drone flier Scott Green shows.

Rachel Harvey, from the Wath branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “Branch secretary Patrick Kenny and I formulated a plan to create 322 crosses to commemorate each of the fallen on Wath’s main cenotaph.

“We displayed last year, and everyone loved them.

“This year our branch wanted to do something different.

“We have lined the streets with poppies on the lamp posts, which are really eye-catching, but we also have our crosses.

“They needed a fresh coat of paint first and B&Q Cortonwood kindly donated a tin of paint, with Wayne Bramley of Bramleys Independent Funeral Directors donating two more.

“Over the last few weeks, as a team Wath RBL branch repainted the crosses in Wath Hall.

“Our idea was to spell out Lest We Forget on the Town Hall Green so that it could be seen from above, but also look like random scattered crosses from below.”

Rachel added: “We are humbled and proud of the community response to our efforts as always and hope it inspires more people to come forward and volunteer in the future.”

This year’s remembrance events in Wath include an Act of Remembrance at 11am to mark Armistice Day and a Remembrance Day service on Sunday morning, both outside Wath Hall.

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