Arlesey Remembers You is a community project organised by residents of Arlesey in Bedfordshire to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of WW1. During 2014 a poppy cross will be placed on the grave of each of the 87 servicemen commemorated on the village war memorial.The graves are scattered across two continents and as far afield as Iraq. It is a true community project. The crosses (pictured) have been painted and inscribed by children at the junior school, Gothic Mede Academy. Each cross has the words Arlesey Remembers You and the serviceman’s name and age on it. The reverse of the cross has a unique marble effect designed by the child who painted the cross. The crosses will in many cases be placed by relatives, in one case the only direct relative still alive, a 96 year old lady, daughter of one of the soldiers, will place the cross.
The middle and senior schools are involved in research, assisting with filming and in helping design a commemorative website.
I will post updates recording events in the project. A documentary film is being made of the project.