Sac­ri­fice never for­got­ten

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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.”

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Wood­bridge House Ed­u­ca­tion Team mem­bers Sandy Cailes and Faye Lemke.

Pic­ture: Kristie Lim

Bayswa­ter Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish and artist Geral­dine Pillinger.

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