Poppy planting plans

Preparing for the Big Poppy Plant
Preparing for the Big Poppy Plant

The Daventry district is set to bloom to mark the centenary of World War One after community groups supported a Big Poppy Plant.

More than 25 organisations are to receive a wildflower poppy mix after signing up to the project organised by Daventry District Council.

Woodford Halse Parish Council and the 1st Woodford Halse Scouts are among the groups who will be planting seeds at various locations including outside the village Memorial Hall.

Parish Council chairman June Irani said: “People associate poppies with Remembrance, but we will plant these poppies not just in memory of those who died in WW1, but to remember all those who have passed, whether in war or elsewhere.”

Other activities planned in the village to mark the centenary include the installation of a clock outside the hall and a horse parade to remember all the horses killed during fighting.

The project was set up to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War while improving the district’s biodiversity. For more information about the project visit: www.daventrydc.gov.uk/wildflowers