Support grows for poppy memorial trail in Sheffield

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Hundreds gathered at a Sheffield church to mark the installation of the first plaques set to form a ‘poppy memorial trail’ to honour those killed at war.

Plaques in the shape of poppies can be bought for £3 and inscribed with names to honour loved ones killed in the two world wars or other conflicts ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

The ‘Poppy Memorial Trail’ will be up to a third of a mile long and will mark a path from St Nicholas’ Church in High Bradfield to the village’s war memorials.

On Remembrance Sunday the church will be illuminated with giant floating poppies which will be visible across Sheffield.

The poppy trail project will raise cash for Help For Heroes, the Royal British Legion and St Nicholas’ Church.

The plaques can be bought from a number of businesses, community venues and organisations including Bradfield Church, Low Bradfield Post office and Stannington Library.

Rev Alan Isaacson, of High Bradfield Church, led the ceremony to mark the first phase of the installation of the poppy memorial trail.

It was attended by serving officers, army and navy cadets and British Legion veterans.