Over the past month staff and some residents at Lexham Park have been painting 100 crosses that the facility’s maintenance man Steve Boyd made to celebrate 100 years since the end of World War I. One of their EPEC healthcare assistants crocheted and donated 100 poppies that they put in the middle of each cross. The crosses were put in the front yard where three resident men directed and supervised Steve — with much joking and hilarity about where they should go, how high and told him without any qualms whether they were straight or not. Two men from the RSA were invited to give a small service in honour of those who served and lost their lives during wartime. The men stayed for photos and afternoon tea where residents could chat to them one-on-one. The crosses were left there until after Armistice Day. The staff thanked everyone for the huge effort in creating a poignant scene that residents will remember for a long time.