Families create poppy tributes in Pailton

More than 30 poppies were made and glazed
More than 30 poppies were made and glazed
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Pailton families got together with ceramic artist Lesley-Ann French to create their own mini-field of ceramic poppies.

More than 30 poppies were made and glazed, 15 of them on stems and inscribed with the names of Pailton soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The other poppy heads contained nightlights to remember soldiers who never returned.

It was made possible by the Village Trust and inspired by the installation at the Tower of London. Lesley said: “The idea came from villagers and my kiln made it possible. It has been very moving to see families involved in creating the poppies while reflecting on and chatting about the first and second world wars.

“The fact that in such a small village 14 of the local young men just disappeared during the First World War really hits home.”