Wistaston Memorial Hall - Remembrance Day poppy cascade and silhouetted soldiers (1)

A Remembrance Day poppy cascade and silhouetted soldiers are on display in front of Wistaston Memorial Hall, writes Jonathan White.

The display was loaned to the village by the 35th (Wistaston) Scout Group.

The 24ft long poppy cascade is made of plastic bottle ends painted red to resemble poppies attached to steel wire mesh.

The display was set up by members of the Scout Group and Wistaston Memorial Hall committee and stretches diagonally across the front section of the Hall, with the two silhouetted soldiers ‘guarding’ the building.

Due to government Covid-19 guidelines there will not be a public afternoon Remembrance Sunday Service on November 8 at Wistaston Memorial Hall this year.

However, a live online Remembrance Sunday Service – led by Revs Den Harding (Wells Green Methodist Church), Ken Sambrook, Paul North and Mike Turnbull (St Mary’s Wistaston) – will be available to view from 3pm via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wistastonmemorialhall and YouTube: bit.ly/youtubewistastonmemorialhall

Diane Edge-Robinson, Vice Chair of Wistaston Memorial Hall committee, said: “It is a striking symbol of remembrance to remind us as we pass the Hall of the 16 Wistonians who lost their lives in WWII, especially this year when we are unable to all commemorate in the Hall together.”

Wistaston Memorial Hall was built over 70 years ago in memory of the 16 men from Wistaston who lost their lives in the Second World War.

Wistaston Scout Group started in 1958 and currently has 130 young people and 30 leaders and helpers.

For further information visit http://wistastonscoutgroup.org.uk/

To donate to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, which supports the Armed Forces community, past and present, place your money in an envelope and post through the letterbox at the front of the Hall.

Alternatively, donate via mobile phone: to donate £2 text POPPY2 to 70545, to donate £5 text POPPY5 to 70545, to donate £10 text POPPY10 to 70545.

Poppy cascade detail (1)

One Comment

  1. Barry says:

    Fantastic, well done to all involved

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