Community groups in Hornsea have come together for ‘Operation Poppy’ to celebrate the Centenary of the end of World War 1.
A visual creative trail of poppies, starting from St. Nicholas Church, has been set up along Newbegin, the main street of Hornsea, and leads to the Memorial Gardens.
Hornsea School and Language College and the community group Hornsea Urban Gardeners launched appeals in September to the local people, asking for volunteers to create a range of poppy installations.
The appeal sparked a huge response from various organisations and individuals.
Staff and pupils from HSLC have put in a lot of time and effort into the project.
Ladies from the Womens Institute and the St.Nicholas Church Craft Group have been knitting, crocheting and crafting poppies for the display.
June Greensmith, founder of Hornsea Urban Gardeners, has been making poppies from two litre plastic bottles. An initiative that also encourages support for the Plastic Free Hornsea campaign.
June said, “It’s the first time HUG has got involved with this, so I hope we can get it right. Our local schools are brilliant as is the Royal British Legion.”
Another idea has been developed by Careen Rudzinski and Mary Myall, who have created memorial crosses from pegs.
With permission from Hornsea Town Council 100 peg crosses will be placed in the memorial gardens on the eve of 10 November.
June said, “The crosses are lovely as are the poppies and clearly say “Hornsea Remembers”
She added, “The best part is knowing that each poppy has been made with love.”
Businesses in Hornsea have also participated by decorating their shop windows.
The Rememberance Service will be held at St Nicholas church at 9.30 am. After the service the parade will form outside the church and proceed up the town to the Memorial Gardens where the Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place at 11 am.