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Soldiers who died in May are currently highlighted at the centenary poppy memorial in The Square. They are Ernest Edward Harvey, Leslie Howard Elliott Wells, Norman Leslie Hartwell and George White. More details of their war service researched by Olive Sutcliffe can be found on plaques by the memorial.

Clive Collett spent three months building this unique art installation. He used wooden pallets donated by Angus Dart, floor boards and door stops from Sylvia Prior's old house at Grove Cottages and off-cuts of decking donated by Derek Batten. The poppies on the crosses are made from off cuts of floor tiles and plastic paint buckets.

Jonathan Deacon and Sam Rogerson helped Clive install the work, and potter Jennie Pozzoni has made ceramic poppies which will be placed behind each cross in the month the men died.

Micky Moore, who lives in Church Lane, is planning to visit each of the war graves over the course of the summer. He will be looking for sponsorshipo to raise money for the British Legion. For more details visit

A celebration of peace supper will be held in the Village Hall on 10 November, and the crosses will be taken to the War Memorial the following day.
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