Illumination of Poppies at Bradfield’s church

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A breath-taking art installation will illuminate Bradfield’s historic St Nicholas’ Church with red poppies this weekend.

The display - which will commemorate the hundreds of local people that died in both World Wars and the battles since - will be turned on by Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Talib Hussain, this Sunday at 6pm.

The installation forms part of the new ‘Poppy Memorial Trail,’ which will see the church’s war memorials and war graves become the cornerstones of a memorial walkway. Over 1000 members of the public have helped create the trail by buying red plaques and inscribing memories of lost loved ones on them, which will feature on the trail.

Project officer Richard Godley said: “We’re using state-of-the-art technology to allow local people to remember loved ones lost in the two devastating world wars and the finished installation is going to be visible for miles around.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by interest in the project so far.”

Plaques are available to buy with a minimum donation of £3 from High Bradfield Church.