Sentries standing guard for 11.11.11 centenary

Saturday 10th November 2018 12:00 pm
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The Silent Sentries standing guard over Liphook in Bloom’s special Remembrance Sunday display in the Millennium flower bed for Sunay’s centenary of the signing the Armistice that ended the First World War on November 11, 1918 at the 11th hour ()

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MEMBERS of Liphook in Bloom have paid various tributes to the armed forces this year with the RAF roundels outside the sorting office in Portsmouth Road and a giant poppy in the Millennium Bed in Midhurst Road.

In the run up to Armistice Day on Sunday, November 11, the bloomers have concluded this year’s tributes with a special display of 111 poppies, each one representing one of the fallen from Bramshott and Liphook parish during the two World Wars.

The installation also includes two Silent Soldiers silhouettes standing in the same bed, designed by Peter Harris.

They were made by Whites Joinery in Liphook.

The poppies were designed by Keith Thomas and stamped out with the black centres by Keith Payne Products in Surrey, before carefully positioned into the bed in time for the Remembrance Day commemorations.

Exactly 100 years ago at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, a formal peace agreement was signed.

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