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Poppy art installation to be 'beacon of commemoration' for Sheffield

A breath-taking art installation is set to transform High Bradfield’s historic St Nicholas Church into a beacon of commemoration that will be visible right across Sheffield.

The building will be illuminated by giant floating red poppies in November as it commemorates hundreds of local people who died in World War One and World War Two.

The installation is part of the ‘The Poppy Memorial Trail’; a massive undertaking that will see the church’s forgotten war graves becoming the cornerstones of a memorial walkway.

The public are being invited to help create the trail that will be up to a third of a mile long and span the circumference of the High Bradfield Church graveyard.

The installation has been designed by Sue Hague of Pinkdotinc Design.

The charity event is raising funds for Help For Heroes, the Royal British Legion and St Nicholas’ Church.


Armistice day memorials

It has been a day to honour those who sacrificed their lives for their country - as a two minute silence was held to mark Armistice Day.

It followed parades and acts of remembrance at services yesterday in which thousands of people paused to reflect on those killed and injured in a century of conflicts.

The young and old, veterans of previous wars - and families whose loved ones are still serving in Afghanistan gathered at memorials in communities across our region, as Jon Hill reports.


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