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The Poppy Walk


Wessington War Memorials Project

'Wor Poppy Walk'

Poppy Walk 1

(Leaflet - June 2015)

You can now pay your respects to some of Washington's many fallen War Heroes while taking a long walk, or several short walks, around Washington.
The leaflet posted on these pages contains all the information that you'll need.  It was prepared by the members of Wessington War Memorials Project and is currently available (27/06/2015), free of charge, in Libraries and other public places.  If you can't get hold of a copy, or you'd like a copy on your PC, click the green link below to download a printer friendly PDF version.

Printer Friendly Version

(Requires Adobe Reader)

Wor Poppy Walk is reproduced here by kind permission of
Wessington War Memorials Project

 

Wessington War Memorials Project

'Wor Poppy Walk'

Poppy Walk 2

(Leaflet - June 2015)

 

Wessington War Memorials Project

'Wor Poppy Walk'

Poppy Walk 3

(Leaflet - June 2015)

 

Wessington War Memorials Project

'Wor Poppy Walk'

Poppy Walk 4

(Leaflet - June 2015)

 

Wessington War Memorials Project

'Wor Poppy Walk'

Poppy Walk 5

(Leaflet - June 2015)

 

Map: The Wor Poppy Walk

Poppy Walk Map

(Leaflet - June 2015)

 

Biddick Academy Students - Year 8

Biddick Students

(Sunderland Echo - 4th August 2015)

 

Poppy Walk App

Installation Instructions

Poppy Walk App

I used the above instructions & digital code (while displayed on my desktop monitor) to install this App on my iPad.  [Jim]

 

Centenary: Battle of The Somme

Poppies on the Bridge

FATFIELD BRIDGE, 1st July 2016

Members of the Wessington War Memorials Project knitted over 2,000 woollen poppies and used them to adorn
Fatfield Bridge in commemoration of the First Day of The Battle of The Somme.

For more pictures / information click this link:
Wessington War Memorials Project

Associated Video:
Washington Men at The Somme


IN MEMORIAM:  DONALDSON

The Telegraph, 1st July 2016

Private Thomas Donaldson, Durham Light Infantry.  In memory of Grandad Tommy Donaldson, who fell at the Somme this day 1916.  He volunteered in 1915 and went to France with the ‘advance party’, never to return.  Remembered on The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of The Somme.  Every night, until his death was confirmed, Grandma Mary lit a candle in her bedroom window to guide him home.  Also his daughter Mary Edith Reay (née Donaldson), our mother.  Three years old when he went to France, she carried his photograph in her handbag until she died in 1981.   [Ken and Harry Reay]

Tommy was a coal miner.  He and Mary lived in 2 Clyde Terrace, Brady Square, at the time he volunteered.
Mary continued to live at 2, then 1, and finally 5 Clyde Terrace until her death in 1945.