Armistice Centenary Events 2018
Radcliffe on Trent WW1 Group commemorated the Armistice Events with a poppy trail, guided walks, talks, readings and a mini-exhibition in the village.
Poppy wreaths were placed around the village on fourteen lamp posts carrying the names of local men who lost their lives in the Great War. The wreaths were located as near as possible to the homes of the commemorated men. A free pamphlet produced by the group, which included a map of the trail and information about the servicemen, was widely available.
Click here to view poppy trail pamphlet
Photographs of the poppy wreaths
Radcliffe residents wrote to the group praising the Poppy Trail:
“It is very powerful walking around the village and seeing your wreaths all over the place. They are a constant and poignant reminder of those that gave their lives for our freedom”.
“I think the poppy commemorations around the village are a wonderful idea, such a strong, poignant message of remembrance”.
Guided walks around different parts of the trail were led by Marion Caunt and Rosie Collins. The walks were well supported and enabled participants to understand how close the village community was a hundred years ago and what it must have been like when families received the news that their loved ones had lost their lives.