Following the success of last year, the giant red poppies have again been placed on Eastleigh bandstand in advance of Remembrance commemorations. We and the Royal British Legion will be decorating this iconic local landmark with poppies leading up to Armistice and Remembrance Day. Chilworth Women’s Institute (WI) with support from other WI’s in the area have already placed hundreds of poppies on the bandstand.
This year local residents, groups and organisations are being urged to help turn Eastleigh Bandstand red with poppies to provide a very visual show of support to honour the sacrifices that our armed forces and civilians have made. The bandstand is just a few metres away from the War Memorial and hosts the band and the bugler who plays the last post as part of the ceremony
The Council’s Armed Forces Champion Cllr Tonia Craig said, “It will be fantastic to again decorate the bandstand with poppies and we are encouraging local people and organisations to help turn the bandstand red with a sea of poppies. They can go along anytime before Remembrance to tie their homemade or bought poppies around the railings of the bandstand to remember their loved ones. In this way, we can, as a community, come together to show our support in a very visual way to honour the sacrifices that our armed forces and civilians have made.”