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be read­ing po­ems that they’ve writ­ten them­selves but also ones by the fa­mous war po­ets. We’ll also have a pi­anist play­ing, we’ll have chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties where they can make a poppy wreath with tis­sue pa­per, lunches and re­fresh­ments next door with street party-style bunting.

“We’ll have a video re­port from Formby High School – they went to the trenches in the sum­mer – and we’ve also got art­work from Holy Trin­ity School and po­etry from St John’s School in Ains­dale.”

Joy ex­pressed her pride at the lo­cal com­mu­nity com­ing to­gether to help build the ex­hi­bi­tion that is hoped will send a mes­sage of peace.

“It’s a real com­mu­nity event, I think that’s the most ex­cit­ing thing about it.

“It started as an idea to com­mem­o­rate 100 years since the end of the war but it’s turned into this com­mu­nity event brought peo­ple to­gether.

“The fact that it’s the cen­te­nary of the end of WWI is very im­por­tant, it’s a time where peo­ple can re­mem­ber what’s gone on.

“Not just the end of WWI but WWII and bat­tles over the 100 years, where we are now, and it’s that’s about peace. The art­work that Holy Trin­ity School is pro­duc­ing is go­ing to rep­re­sent peace, and it’s hoped that peo­ple who come will look at this piece of art­work that they’re do­ing with an artist and take a mo­ment to think of where we are and where we need to be.

“As a church it’s very im­por­tant to get the com­mu­nity to­gether and give them events so they can meet other peo­ple, but this is par­tic­u­larly a poignant and in­ter­est­ing mo­ment in time so I think it’s very im­por­tant that Holy Trin­ity takes this op­por­tu­nity to get peo­ple to­gether at this time.”

On Re­mem­brance Sun­day there will be a two-minute si­lence and a lay­ing of the wreath at Holy Trin­ity, while the fol­low­ing Fri­day will see a sin­ga­long of wartime songs in the parish cen­tre at 1pm.

Joy added: “It’s com­pletely free, it’s just a round-up of the whole oc­ca­sion but with a bit of jolli­ness about it re­ally.”

Do­na­tions can be made to the Poppy Ap­peal through­out the week­end.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the lo­cal events, visit: trin­it­yarts. org.uk

Images of a caval­ry­man and of­fi­cers, right and below, which are on dis­play at Holy Trin­ity Church’s ex­hi­bi­tion

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