WW1 centenary memorial in West Bridgford

West Bridgford’s Croquet Lawn has been covered with white crosses to remember Rushcliffe residents who lost their lives in the First World War.

All 504 commemorations were laid by, Rushcliffe Borough Council, as we approach the 100 anniversary of the end of The Great War.

Poppies are used to remember the lives lost in WW1

Each white cross is accompanied by a smaller cross that is decorated with a poppy, which exhibits the name of the service member, as well as the area which they were a resident of during their service.

‘a very poignant reminder of those we have lost’
Rushcliffe Borough Council spokesman

A spokesperson for Rushcliffe Borough Council said that the feedback within the community has been very positive. “Many residents explained how the display is a very poignant reminder of those we have lost and a fitting tribute to all 504 Rushcliffe residents individually.”

504 Crosses for each Rushcliffe resident

Barry Moore, 68, is a volunteer for the Royal British Legion. He said that he was relieved that resident feedback was positive because of recent poppy bans being placed in prominent places like Cambridge University and within the British Transport Police.

Rushcliffe Remembers by honouring centenary

More Remembrance Day events in West Bridgford:

  • Poppy Exhibition, Rushcliffe Arena, October 26 – November 16, 2018 –
    Handmade poppies made from various materials for each life lost in the conflict. Contribute your handmade poppies to the exhibition by dropping them off at Rushcliffe Arena reception or at Rushcliffe Community Contact Centre on Rectory Road, West Bridgford.
  • Friends of the Hook and All Hallows Church Event, Sunday, November 11 at 2PM – 18 native black Poplars have been planted on the path from Holme Grove to the river. There will also be a reading of a list of Lady Bay people who served in the War, music and poetry readings.