Poppy lights installed in three town centres

Wednesday 18 April 2018 Poppy lights installed in three town centres


Three commemorative street decorations have been installed across Ashfield to mark one-hundred years since the end of the First World War.

Mounted on Urban Road, Kirkby; Baker Street, Hucknall and Portland Square, Sutton; the poppy symbols have been commissioned by Ashfield District Council as part of a year of events to commemorate the Great War’s centenary year.

The Council recently launched the start of the Centenary celebrations by unveiling a floor lighting display on Kirkby Plaza, in tribute to all armed forces members past and present.

A workshop was hosted this week to provide support to community groups who are keen to host their own commemorative events within their community.

As part of the year of remembrance, Ashfield District Council are also on the lookout for First World War related stories from family, friends or relatives in order to produce an Ashfield Roll of Honour.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Cheryl Butler, said: “We have a number of events and activities planned for the rest of the year to mark the centenary celebrations but community involvement is also a key factor. We are looking forward to receiving World War One related stories from across the district and reading all about our past Ashfield residents’ war efforts.”

To submit your stories or for support with community events and activities, contact Carol Hallam on c.hallam@ashfield.gov.uk or 01623 457410.