The 122 berets that were attached to posts in Southwell last year by Southwell Yarn Bomb with the names of the service men who lost their lives during WW1 have now been given their final resting place.
The berets are now hanging in the Southwell Detachment at the Drill Hall as part of a memorial wall. The service men would have been recruited there and would have certainly passed through the detachment all those years ago, it is fitting for their names to be displayed there.
There were 15 berets returned to the service men’s families, in their place there are now 15 name tags representing the missing berets.
Sgt Davy Yates of Southwell Army Cadets said: “It has taken months to put together, with the cadets being tasked to come up with their thoughts of what it should look like.”
An opening event is currently being arranged, details of which will be announced soon. Sgt Yates said: “Sharing this with Southwell would be great, for all those who knitted the berets and played a huge part this is to say thank you.”
Southwell’s annual Remembrance Parade will take place on Sunday 10th November from 10.30am at Southwell Burgage Green War Memorial.
Residents are invited to join Clergy, Choir and Congregation from Southwell Minster, along with members of Southwell Town Council and the Royal British Legion for the laying of wreaths followed by two minutes silence at 11am.
The parade, including local uniformed groups will then move to the Southwell Minster for the Main Service and afterwards to the War Memorial at the Recreation Ground gates where a wreath will be laid.