NOW that’s a proper poppy.
Barnsley Market is wearing this massive poppy with pride.
And Coun Linda Burgess, Barnsley Council’s cabinet spokesperson for development, environment and culture strategy, programmes and projects, said: “Barnsley Council and the Barnsley branch of the Market Traders Federation have joined together to display this symbol of the town’s proud support for the annual poppy campaign and the vital work of the Royal British Legion.
“We are grateful to the Legion for helping to arrange this large poppy symbol at the entrance to the markets area in May Day Green. It will be in place for both the Remembrance service on Sunday and the Light Dragoons’ homecoming parade next Tuesday.
“Visitors to Barnsley can also see similar large-size poppy displays at the entrance to the Alhambra shopping centre in Cheapside and on the roof balustrade at Cannon Hall Museum at Cawthorne.”
Rotherham will mark Armistice Day this Sunday with a Remembrance Parade and Service of Remembrance at the town’s Minster. The parade will be led by the South Yorkshire Police Band, and will include a civic party led by the Mayor of Rotherham, Coun Dave Pickering.
Also at the service will be the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, David Moody, the Chief Executive of Rotherham Borough Council, Martin Kimber and Rotherham Council leader Coun Roger Stone.
The parade will also include representatives of the Royal British Legion, the Royal Signals, the 146 Field Company REME, the 218 (Rotherham) Squadron RAF Cadets, the Royal Air Force Association, the Rotherham Sea Cadets, the Rotherham Army Cadets, Rotherham Scouts, Rotherham Police Cadets and the St John Ambulance Brigade.
It will move off from Effingham Square at 9.15am and make its way through the town centre to the Minster for a 9.45am service conducted by the Vicar of Rotherham, the Rev Canon David Bliss. The Bishop of Sheffield, the Right Rev Dr Steven Croft, will be the preacher at the service.
The parade will then reform and march to the memorial in Clifton Park for an 11am Service of Remembrance and wreath-laying ceremony.
The event will then conclude with a march past Rotherham Town Hall, with the Mayor of Rotherham and the Lord Lieutenant taking the salute.