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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