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Remembering the fallen

Remembering the fallen

Residents at Clement Court in Halifax, one of our extra care schemes, have created a poppy for an exhibition organised as part of the First World War Armistice Commemoration.

Their artwork features the famous war poem In Flanders Fields and a photograph of Mary, one of the residents, holding a 5 month old baby, connecting the generations at this time of remembrance.

The poppy will be one of many created by community groups on display at the Town Hall during Remembrance Week. 

This stimulating way for residents to pay their respects also triggered their own memories of wartime experiences. Mary recalled life during the Second World War when she worked on the land and wrote to her husband every day while he served abroad. “I always buy two poppies,” said Mary, “one for me and one that I put in front of a picture of my husband. You never lose your memories.”

Organisers hope that more than 5,000 poppies will be created by the public to represent the 5,000-plus lives lost in Calderdale during the First World War.



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