Bellway scheme marks Remembrance Day with help from local children

Bellway Poppyfields

Bellway Poppyfields

To commemorate fallen soldiers this Remembrance Day, and staying true to its name, Poppy Fields, part of Bellway’s Yew Tree Gardens housing scheme in Oxfordshire, is showcasing a sea of red created and planted by children from the local Cholsey Primary School.

The children created artwork from recycled plastic bottles at a poppy workshop, before planting their creations to produce a scene of remembrance and tributes to all soldiers, past and present.

The children planted the poppies last Friday, alongside Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (SOFO) supporter Ted Eveleigh, Bellway sales director Emma Jones and Bellway sales executives Allan Christopher-Freeman and Georgia Healy.

SOFO, a war museum near Blenheim Park, tells interactive stories of how conflict has affected the county and its people, from soldiers serving on the front lines to people living on the home front.

Eveleigh said: “It is crucial that we continue celebrating their legacy and ensure the younger generations know the importance of Remembrance Day and its meaning.”