Weekend of Remembrance.
Sunday 3rd August 2014 @ 11:00 by Anna Fletcher
Ashton News

 

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A special ‘Field of Poppies’ will go on display in Ashton this weekend.

The 3rd Ashton St James scout group have created the ‘field’ in remembrance of those who gave their lives for the parish.

In this year’s scout community week, the cubs, beavers and scouts took inspiration from the Window of Remembrance memorial in the church that bears the names of those who died in both world wars.

They  have been busy making their own poppies and to each one is attached the name of one of the soldiers.

Altogether, the group have made 150 poppies that will be put together to create their Field of Poppies.

Some of the names on the poppies are family members of the scouts in the group and one former scout form the group, Stephen Crane, is now serving in Afghanistan.

The Field of Poppies will be unveiled at the Remembrance Day service at the church on Sunday and will be on public display at the church from Monday between 12 noon and 4pm.

The group cordially invites the Community of St. James’ Parish, the wider community of Tameside, members of local voluntary organisations, local clergy and councillors to come and view their work but also remember the men who went forth, did their duty and didn’t return to their loved ones.

There is also a further opportunity to add more poppies to the “Field” if any person would like to add a poppy in remembrance of someone they know who fell.

Refreshments will be available throughout the viewing period.

The group thank Atlas Trading and JLS Designs for their donations and help with the project.