Making poppies from recyclable and other materials has been the project for a group of youngsters in Bridlington.
Dozens of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from the Bridlington Priory pack have been working on the project for a couple of weeks and have decorated the railings outside the church rooms.
The Rangers, Beavers and Cubs group have also been busy with the project, with well over 200 decorative poppies now in place on the railings.
Laura Harrison, who is the Brown Owl for the Guides, Brownies and Rainbows and also District Commissioner, said: “It has been a fantastic project and very appropriate for the centenary commemorations of World War One.”
Tommy appeal success
A unique appeal to buy and install three Tommy Silhouettes for the Memorial Gardens on Prospect Street hit the target of £3,000 in just a few weeks.
A soldier will stand guard at each of the three gates to the Memorial Gardens in memory of those who lost their lives in World War One.
Mike Rubery, Vice Chairman of the Bridlington Branch of the Royal British Legion and Chairman of the Royal Naval Association, led the campaign along with publicity and posters from your community newspaper the Echo. The statues are expected to be unveiled in early November.
Mike said: “A big thank you for the massively positive response from Bridlington companies and public. At the moment our total stands at over £3,300. RSPB Bempton have requested a Tommy for their visitors centre and RBL Bridlington have agreed to carry on with the campaign.”
“Bridlington Tourism Association and The Buddies in Boats also donated a ‘Tommy’ for the Appeal. Also a massive thank you to Peter Smurthwaite of PBS Construction who have agreed to install the Tommies free of charge. This will ensure that the men of Bridlington that never returned from the Great War will always be remembered.”
Students at Headlands School have been busy preparing for the Remembrance commemorations.
Over that last few weeks pupils have been partaking in themed lessons with Year 7 Art students making poppies with different resources.
The school will also be holding a Remembrance Service and wreath laying ceremony with Reverend Matthew Pollard officiating during the service.
Crocheted Poppies sell-out
A Bridlington clothing shop has been inundated with customers after they started selling crocheted Remembrance Poppies.
Angela Bare Vintage and Specialist Clothes shop, based on Quay Road in the town, originally ordered 500 woollen poppies from Caz Pizzaz from Beeford. Caz created a further 500 which have gone to a Scarborough Care Home to be put on display there.
All the donations from the poppies will go to the Royal British Legion with the total raised so far standing at around £1,000.
To complete the 1000 poppies it has taken 42 balls of wool, 144 hours of labour, 177,000 stitches and 830,000 wrist movements.
Caz is now taking a well earned rest until the next batch.