Poppy car display planned for Remembrance commemorations

VISITORS to Bexhill seafront are being invited to help create a poignant Remembrance memorial by tying poppies to an ornamental car as part of this year’s commemorations.

The plan is to entirely cover the small mesh car, which is currently displayed on the lawns immediately to the west of the War Memorial on Bexhill seafront, in a blaze of red as people secure their poppies to it.

Pupils from Chantry Community Primary School in the town have already been busy making some of the first poppies to be attached to the car.

 With doubt over this year’s Remembrance events local people are being asked to consider adding a poppy to the installation to remember the fallen.

Cllr Lynn Langlands, from Rother District Council and Bexhill Charter Trustee Mayor, said: “I am delighted the community will be able to help create what will no doubt be a beautiful and fitting tribute to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

“As we are not able to gather as usual this year to remember those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today, I invite local residents to come along to the seafront over the next three weeks and add a poppy as their act of remembrance.”

Due to the pandemic the council is unable to provide poppies and members of the public are asked to bring their own poppy, which can be purchased or homemade, to add to the car. People are reminded to follow social distancing guidelines and to sanitise their hands before and after attaching a poppy.

Published: 20th October 2020