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POPPIES ON DISPLAY TO COMMEMORATE WWI WAR RESIDENTS

poppiesHundreds of poppies representing Ryde residents who died in the First World War are being made to go on display at Ryde Cemetery. 

As part of commemorations of the Great War, 500 poppies are being made by volunteers that will be placed in three separate wooden memorial gardens at the cemetery – one each for the Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.

A memorial service will also be held at the cemetery at 18:30 on Tuesday 11th November which will be led by the Reverend Canon Graham Morris.

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The wooden memorial gardens were made by volunteer and ex-Sergeant Tom Crabtree, while flowers were donated by Joanna Barton who runs Blushing Blooms in the town.

The poppy display and gardens of remembrance can be found in the south chapel at the cemetery.

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