The Poppy Project was set up to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 22 men from Edmonton were killed in the battle between July and November 1917 and are commemorated at Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium. They were aged between 19 and 40 and all but one of them have no known grave. The children who lived closest to where these men lived were invited to take part in the Poppy Project.
They were encouraged to visit the house where "their" soldier lived, they looked him up on the Every Man Remembered website and they made poppies using their handprints which we made into a wreath. We were invited by the Mayor of Enfield to join the Remembrance Sunday parade at Edmonton Green and to lay our wreath at the memorial.