A Poppy of Remembrance

Yeoman Park Mansfield Woodhouse

By A Clarke

This poppy of red granite was laid in Yeoman Park to commemorate the start of the First World War. The poppy crosses each bore the name of a person who died in the war and were planted by groups of children from each of the schools in Mansfield Woodhouse.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'A Poppy of Remembrance' page
This page was added on 06/09/2014.
Comments about this page

I may just be a little bias, but in my opinion, this picture is the best I have seen in remembrance of those who died in both world wars, not only did they die in battle, many came home to die. The picture shows to all, the respect we should show for those who died for our freedom. The picture to me shows the Honour and in Memory of the Glorious Fallen who responded to the call of duty in both wars. Giving their lives in the service of our beloved country. Very well done Woodhouse. My Father in Law, came from "Wooduss", born in the cottages at the side of the "Trough,"  "Is it still there?" 

By alan curtis
On 07/09/2014

Thanks Alan for your comments, The Old Woodhouse Society along with the MW Community Group and other agencies organised a Church Service in the morning and an exhibition in Turner Hall in the afternoon. The Excelsior Dance Group danced a ballet of the War callup, fighting and injured and the Dead coming home, fabulous and emotional Service. In the Exhibition there were artefacts loaned by local people, Brass Band, Male voice Choir and re-enactment of the Christmas Truce. There was photographs of Woodhouse People who fought, all in all it was a well organised day!! The photos are now on display in the Library Heritage Link!!

By Tom Shead
On 08/09/2014

Sorry!! I forgot to mention MDC Parks Dept were responsible for the construction of the Poppy design, well done!!! I'll try to find out whose idea it was and give them the credit they deserve!!

By Tom Shead
On 14/09/2014

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