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Remembrance Day 2016

Memorial covered in poppies

20/11/2016


Wiveliscombe woke on Remembrance Day to the sight of the War Memorial having been Poppy bombed.  Over the past few months a number of local people had been industriously crocheting poppies in preparation for the day.  With assistance of an intrepid member of the British Legion and his ladder the memorial was covered with a net covered in poppies in preparation for that days parade.


On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the people of Wiveliscombe, led by Major-General Sir Christopher Airy KCVO CBE, stood for two minutes’ silence in the square.  Members of the Wiveliscombe Branch of the Royal British Legion, who were joined by a number of the general public, proceeded to the War Memorial Recreation Ground.  The Obelisk was found to have been adorned with a number of crocheted poppies. 


After the laying of the wreath by Major Mike Morin, who was attended by the branch’s Escorts and Standard Bearer, Sir Christopher commented on how wonderful it looked and that hopefully it would make more people aware that this is a War Memorial.


Bill Whitman

Wiveliscombe woke on Remembrance Day to the sight of the War Memorial having been Poppy bombed.  Over the past few months a number of local people had been industriously crocheting poppies in preparation for the day.  With assistance of an intrepid member of the British Legion and his ladder the memorial was covered with a net covered in poppies in preparation for that days parade.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the people of Wiveliscombe, led by Major-General Sir Christopher Airy KCVO CBE, stood for two minutes’ silence in the square.  Members of the Wiveliscombe Branch of the Royal British Legion, who were joined by a number of the general public, proceeded to the War Memorial Recreation Ground.  The Obelisk was found to have been adorned with a number of crocheted poppies. 

After the laying of the wreath by Major Mike Morin, who was attended by the branch’s Escorts and Standard Bearer, Sir Christopher commented on how wonderful it looked and that hopefully it would make more people aware that this is a War Memorial.