06/11/2018

Etwall village's poppy display blooms thanks to Bloor Homes donatiion

The streets of Derbyshire's Etwall village have been adorned with giant red poppies to honour the memory of Britain’s fallen heroes.

Almost 100 large poppies have been put up on lamp posts and fences around Etwall to mark this year’s Armistice Day, the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
 
It is just the second year that Etwall Parish Council has organised a lamp post poppy display in the village, and it has already more than trebled in size. 
 
Last year, parish councillors personally purchased 24 poppies to go on show for Remembrance Day, and this year, thanks to donations from local businesses, including Bloor Homes, a further 70 have been added to the display.
 
The poppies, which can be seen spreading out from the village centre on Hilton Road, Egginton Road, Willington Road and Oaklands Road, will remain on show until Sunday 25th November.
 
Councillor David Neal, chairman of Etwall Parish Council, said: “Following the positive response we had to last year’s lamp post poppy display, we decided to approach local businesses to see if they would help us to make it even bigger and better this year.
 
“We’re extremely grateful for the generous donations from Bloor Homes and other businesses which have enabled us to purchase the additional poppies. We are really pleased with the display and we have received so many positive comments from residents saying what a difference it makes to the village.”
 
Bloor Homes, which is building new homes at its Alms Meadows development on Willington Road, was the main contributor to the appeal with a donation of £100.
Michele Rose, Regional Sales Director at Bloor Homes Midlands, said: “The parish council’s lamp post poppy display is an extremely worthwhile project and as a developer building new homes in the village we are delighted to support it.
 
“The display looks absolutely terrific and we think it is a marvellous way of commemorating those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.”