Sacrifice never forgotten
MORE than 1000 crocheted poppies have been used to create commemorative graves at Woodbridge House for three local soldiers killed at the infamous Battle of Nek in Gallipoli in 1915.
The bodies of brothers Gresley and Wilfred Harper and their cousin Bob Lukin were never recovered but they are remembered with honour on the Lone Pine Memorial at Gallipoli.
On Remembrance Day, there will be a screening of the documentary Woodbridge at War.
Bookings can be made at the National Trust.
BAYSWATER artist Geraldine Pillinger will be bringing recycled materials to life in the form of red poppies as part of a Remembrance Day workshop.
Pillinger will be teaching people how to create their own red poppy badges and models from plastics and fabric at Maylands Library on November 10.
She said her workshop was an opportunity for people to make poppies and remember the fallen.
“I think that a lot of wars can be around resources and really, as a society, we are really looking at our resources
and how we can maximise and recycling is part of that,” she said.
“It is also remembering the sacrifices that we make and we want to remember so we don’t have to relive those horrors.”
Woodbridge House Education Team members Sandy Cailes and Faye Lemke.
Bayswater Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish and artist Geraldine Pillinger.