Poppies are adorning lampposts
THE streets of a South Derbyshire village have been adorned with giant red poppies to honour the memory of Britain’s fallen World War One heroes.
Almost 100 large poppies have been put up on lampposts and fences around Etwall to mark Armistice Day, which this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
It is the second year that Etwall Parish Council has organised a lamppost poppy display in the village, and it has already more than trebled in size.
Last year, parish councillors personally purchased 24 poppies to go on show for Remembrance Day, and this year, thanks to donations from local businesses, including housebuilder Bloor Homes, a further 70 have been added to the display.
The poppies, which can be seen spreading out from the village centre in Hilton Road, Egginton Road, Willington Road and Oaklands Road, will remain on show until Sunday, November 25.