Brownies and Guides work with Residents on Remembrance Day Project

Carer and artist Gill Ashman painting purple poppies made from recycled plastic bottles with the 1st Middleton St. George guides and brownies and resident Ruby Barnham in the art studio at Middleton Hall Retirement Village. Photograph: Stuart Boulton.

Forty local Brownies and Guides descended on Middleton Hall for a very special evening.

This year, being the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, Middleton St George has really pulled together and arranged an extensive programme of village-wide events. All corners of the community are involved; we were delighted to have the support of the youngsters in helping us with our own contribution.

At Middleton Hall, we decided to recognise the animals as well as the people who fell and were injured in the wars. The purple poppy is the symbol of remembrance for animals. Gill Ashman, Carer in Hotel Living, Middleton Gardens led a fantastic project in supporting residents to make lots and lots of beautiful, unique poppies! These will attach to a wicker horse, for display in the village. She also made a horse’s head, which will be dressed with a garland of purple poppies.