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.
Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses after tributes left at a war memorial were damaged.
After Remembrance Day a number of poppy wreaths, wooden crosses and messages were left at the war memorial in Crowle.
Overnight they were damaged beyond repair.
Anyone with information should contact Humberside Police on 101.
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.
Services will be held throughout the region today, to remember fallen service men and women.
Thousands of people turned out to pay their respects at Remembrance Day parades yesterday, among them 96-year old veteran Ernest Adams, from South Elmsall near Pontefract, who hasn't missed a memorial since the age of four.
Relatives of murdered soldier Lee Rigby will attend an Armistice Day service in Bury. The Royal Fusilier died after being attacked in London earlier this year. His mother Lyn is expected to give a reading at the regimental museum later this morning.
David Hirst reports on the Remembrance parade and service at South Elmsall, near Pontefract - and how its of special importance to 96-year-old veteran Ernest Adams, who hasn't missed the annual Armistice memorial day since attending his first service in 1921.