Primary school pupils tasked to save Remembrance Day memorial

By Luke Williamson

Leicestershire primary schools have been tasked with rescuing a Remembrance Day display after the original was stolen.

Members of the Centenary Methodist Church placed 109 handmade poppies on Measham Road in Moira.

Less than a week after they had been put upon the grass verge, local parishioners reported that they had been taken.

And now local primary schools have been asked to see if pupils can help to replace the display, which was made with the bottoms of soft drink bottles and different fabrics.

Ellen Beard, who helped co-ordinate the display, said: “I can’t believe there are people living around us that would do this sort of thing.

“I feel more hurt than anything,” she told DerbyshireLive.

The poppies were made last year to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War but now, all but two have disappeared.

The police are appealing for anyone who has any information to contact the police on 101, quoting the incident number 324 on November 4.


  1. […] Luke Williamson reports on how the heartless thieves took the poppies from the display in Measham Road, Moira. […]

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