We have helped to create a lasting memorial commemorating the men from the village of Greywell who lost their lives in the two World Wars.

The poignant poppy memorial, now on display in Greywell Village Hall, is made up of five ceramic poppies, taken from last year’s Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. 

Each poppy represents the one of the five men from the village that lost their lives in the Great War: Driver Thomas Dawson, Private Walter Dicker, Corporal Charles Holloway, Private Frederick Holloway DCM and Corporal Albert Pink. 

The poppy display was unveiled alongside the Greywell War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday. To commemorate the event, the village also hosted several talks by WW1 historian and battlefield tour guide, Dave Platt, and there was a static display of artifacts from The Somme battlefields. 

Mike Burnside commissioned the display, and expressed his delight in the finished product:

“Thanks to Jan and The Frame Gallery’s expert advice, we were able to complete what was a very unusual, complex order in time for our memorial celebrations.”

The poppies are on permanent display in Greywell Village Hall, so go and have a look when you can.

If you require anything to be framed, we will be able to help you. Come in to The Gallery, or phone us on 01256 701082.