Pop­pies are adorn­ing lamp­posts

Burton Mail - - News -

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.

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