Yate remembers war dead in special tribute

March 01 2015

Women in Yate have been crocheting and knitting personalised poppies for each person from the town who died in the Great War.

Women in Yate have been crocheting and knitting personalised poppies for each person from the town who died in the Great War.

Women in Yate have been crocheting and knitting personalised poppies for each person from the town who died in the Great War.
A memorial display has been erected at the Lych Gate, St Mary’s Church in Yate.
Handmade poppies, which have been crafted by members of the community, will be attached to the memorial over the next 4 years on the 100th anniversary of each death.
The display was inspired by Councillor Chris Willmore of Yate Town Council. He told Yate and Sodbury Voice: “We thought it would be a fitting tribute to remember those that lost their lives 100 years ago, as each individual poppy represents each person ”
The display will remain at the Lych Gate for the next four years with a total of 32 poppies are needed to complete the display.
Any excess poppies will be used to complete a wreath which will be laid at the Lych Gate in 2018.