Pupils place Poppy crosses on Uckfield war graves

Pupils from Uckfield primary schools placed Poppy crosses on the war graves in Uckfield cemetery on Monday.

Five children each came from Rocks Park, St Philip’s and Harlands schools.

They were accompanied by two standard bearers, Norman Mayers, with the Royal British Legion Standard, and Roy Delves, with the Suez Veterans’ Standard. Arthur Firth attended as a representative of The Royal Sussex Association. Other members of the Royal British Legion, Uckfield branch, were present.

There are 23 war graves in the cemetery and not all have visitors.

The children did an excellent job and were respectful of the graves. They thanked town and district councillor, Helen Firth, at the end of the act of remembrance for allowing them to place the crosses.

Thanks to Ron Hill for the pictures which show Roy Delves with the Suez Veterans’ Standard and Norman Mayers with the Royal British Legion Standard. Cllr Firth is pictured explaining to the children about the graves. The remaining photographs show the pupils at the cemetery.

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See also:

Uckfield remembers The Fallen

Historic Bridge Cottage at a cross roads

Uckfield Directory

 

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