Villages Unite in Lamppost Poppies Appeal

The West Lancashire villages of Eccleston and Heskin are joining forces to tie hundreds of giant poppies on every lamppost, on the main road through the villages, to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One.

Eccleston residents Sand Bygone Times, to introduce the 2018 Lamppost Poppies Appeal to the community.

The Lamppost Poppies group is looking for local businesses, community groups, families, schools, and will display a personal dedication from the person who donated the poppy.

Lamppost Poppies Appeal organiser, Sand changed our world.

“There were 24 people from Eccleston who lost their lives in World War One and we would like to dedicate 24 poppies to them. We are inviting any living relatives of the 24 to get in touch so that we can ensure that their dedications are prominently displayed.

“I also want to thank Home Truths, Bygone Times and bring together the community, to create something truly remarkable.”

Cllr Mrs. Kate Brown, Chairwoman of Eccleston Parish Council, said: “We are happy to support the Lamppost Poppies Appeal and wars.”

Cllr Mrs. Angela Bamber, Chairwoman of Heskin Parish Council, said: “This is a wonderful idea and the subsequent conflicts.”

For anyone who would like to get involved in the Lamppost Poppies Appeal, there is an afternoon tea event planned at Eccleston Library on the 18th October at 2.30 pm, where you can show your support by donating £5 for your poppy and to get involved in the campaign.

Poppies are also available from the Home Truths Eccleston office throughout September and Heskin.