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11 November, 2019


Wilmslow and Styal soldiers remembered


Children attending Styal Primary School teamed up with Wilmslow Rotarians to make 150 poppies to commemorate local soldiers of Styal and Wilmslow lost in the First World War.

With materials provided by Rotary – such as red felt, black buttons, wire and card – the children foraged in nearby woods for suitable sticks for making their poppies.

They made prototypes and then set up a production line in order to finish the poppies in time to place on display on the 11th November.

Each poppy had a label attached with the name of a local soldier on one side and the name of the child who made it on the reverse.

Alicia Bellshaw, deputy headteacher at Styal Primary School, said: “We have 117 wonderful children attending our little school and thanks to Geoff Shelmerdine and members of Rotary Wilmslow Dean we have been very excited for the opportunity to be part of this important and monumental event.

“Our poppies look incredible in [Wilmslow] Memorial Gardens and our children will always remember this project and those who gave their lives for our country.”

The soldiers’ names: Billy Cole, Harry Bailey, Arnold Glover, Sid Johnston, Arthur Swindells, Henry Worsley, Albert Lewis, Tom Moore.


Photo caption: Styal Primary children placing their poppies in the first of six brick plant troughs