Poppy peace gardens will mark armistice centenary

September 12 2018
Poppy peace gardens will mark armistice centenary

Young people in Yate and Chipping Sodbury are making poppies for a display to mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of WW1, known as ‘Armistice 100’.

Primary school children and both the Girlguiding and Scouting Associations are creating poppies from clay, which will become peace gardens at St Mary’s Church in Yate and St John’s in Chipping Sodbury. 

Residents throughout the towns and parishes of Yate, Dodington and Old Sodbury who are members of various organisations are now working together to mark the anniversary.

Many are knitting and crocheting poppies to be used in Yate as part of the town council and St Mary’s Church Armistice commemorations, and in Chipping Sodbury by Sodbury in Bloom. 

The Poppy Appeal officially begins on 27 October, and events will be held leading up to the 11 November. Yate & District Heritage Centre is holding a First World War History Day on 3 November; there will be exhibitions and plays at St Nix Family Centre in Abbotswood, and films and music hall entertainment at the Armadillo in Yate.

The Remembrance Parade & Services taking place on Armistice Day will close with the lighting of Beacons at Tyler’s Field and Shireway Community Centre Yate and on The Ridings in Chipping Sodbury.

For more information visit www.yatetowncouncil.gov.uk,     www.dodingtonpc.org.uk  or www.yateparish.org