Fuller & Scott funeral directors in Uckfield are appealing for help as they prepare a window display to mark VE Day and the 75th anniversary of the official end of World War 2.
The company would like to hear from anyone who is willing to share copies of photographs of family members in their service uniform, and, where possible, one showing them today too.
A brief note to accompany any photos would be welcomed. This could include details about the individual, name, age in photo, their involvement in the war efforts, details of regiment or rank, or how they celebrated VE Day, and how they went on to spend their lives.
All photos and memoirs can be sent via email to email@example.com, or paper copies – clearly marked VE Day – could be delivered through the letter box at The Wakelyns in Civic Approach, by people passing on their daily walk.
Fuller & Scott say they will be pleased to return any photos requested once the display is finished, so please leave details where relevant.
Fuller & Scott funeral director Emma Naylor says: “Captain Tom and his incredible fundraising feats have reminded the nation of the selfless acts of valiance and courage displayed during the World Wars.
“May 8 marks VE Day, the 75th anniversary of the official end of the Second World War; a time to remember the sacrifices made and to celebrate the challenges overcome.
“Every village and town had its own local heroes and we would like to shine a light on our local heroes, by dedicating a window display to their memory at Fuller & Scott in Uckfield.”
The funeral directors are also inviting crafty local children and adults to create a bunting string which we can hang in the window. Simple instructions can be found on the BBC website.
Emma says: “It’s simply a case of decorating a template, adding in a photo of your own hero and either emailing to the same address, or again popping through the postbox.
“To allow our team to get creative with the window display, could we ask for all contributions by Thursday, May 7, please.”