Bute to the Great War gen­er­a­tion

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“The only thing we can do for the Great War gen­er­a­tion is to re­mem­ber what they did. Hun­dreds of peo­ple in Aldridge have done this in a re­ally tan­gi­ble way by cre­at­ing pop­pies to be dis­played in Sta­tion Road or, in the case of busi­nesses, do­nat­ing their time and ex­per­tise to make the project pos­si­ble.

“The project would not have ap­peared with­out any of them and they should be very proud of what they have achieved. We have a spe­cial treat to­day Novem­ber 7th when the Mayor and May­oress of Wal­sall will take time out of their busy sched­ule to visit this very spe­cial Poppy Road Project.”

Chris Barnes is a Sta­tion Road res­i­dent and said: “One of the most in­ter­est­ing and pleas­ing as­pects of this ex­cel­lent project has been to see how var­i­ous el­e­ments of the wider com­mu­nity groups and res­i­dents of Sta­tion Road have all come to­gether to en­sure that this event, in mem­ory of such a ma­jor his­toric event which ir­re­vo­ca­bly ef­fected and changed the lives of so many or­di­nary peo­ple from Aldridge, is not for­got­ten by those of us to­day who en­joy the free­doms and life style their un­selfish ser­vice made pos­si­ble.”

An­drew Wood, Chair of the Aldridge Lo­cal His­tory So­ci­ety said: “This is a huge com­mu­nity wide project and we have to com­mend all of those, in­clud­ing our school pupils, who have pro­duced the many 1000s of pop­pies and other ma­te­ri­als to build the dis­play. The peo­ple of Aldridge are proud to make the as­sump­tion that the Poppy Road Project will al­ways be re­mem­bered as a mag­nif­i­cent yet poignant trib­ute.”

One of the sol­dier sil­hou­ettes in Sta­tion Road

Hedges dis­play­ing hun­dreds of pop­pies

Rel­a­tives met loved ones at the sta­tion

Poppy Road Aldridge

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