Poppy art installation to commemorate those killed at war

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A Sheffield church is to be illuminated with giant floating poppies in November to commemorate those who lost their lives in World War One and World War Two.

High Bradfield’s historic St Nicholas Church is to be turned into a beacon of commemoration that will be visible across Sheffield.

The installation will form part of the ‘The Poppy Memorial Trail,’ which will seethe church’s forgotten war graves becoming the cornerstones of a memorial walkway.

Members of the public are being invited to inscribe the names of loved ones killed at war onto the plaques that will make up the trail.

Hundreds of school children have purchased plaques which are available to buy for a minimum donation of £3 from High Bradfield Church, Stannington Library, Dungworth’s Royal Hotel, Bradfield Brewery Shop, Bradfield Post Office, Travis Perkins and Hill & co Accountants in Hillsborough.

Project officer Richard Godley said: “This memorial project is set to use state-of-the-art technology to allow local people to remember loved ones lost in the two devastating world wars.”