Young people from Chatteris’ Royal British Legion re-paint bus stop to mark 100th centenary of the end of the Great War

Young people from the Chatteris Royal British Legion, along with their leaders, have re-painted a bus stop in the town to mark the 100th centenary of the end of the Great War. Picture: ROB MORRIS

Young people from the Chatteris Royal British Legion, along with their leaders, have re-painted a bus stop in the town to mark the 100th centenary of the end of the Great War. Picture: ROB MORRIS

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Young members of the Royal British Legion in Chatteris, along with their adult leaders, have re-painted a bus stop in the town to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Young people from the Chatteris Royal British Legion, along with their leaders, have re-painted a bus stop in the town to mark the 100th centenary of the end of the Great War. Picture: ROB MORRISYoung people from the Chatteris Royal British Legion, along with their leaders, have re-painted a bus stop in the town to mark the 100th centenary of the end of the Great War. Picture: ROB MORRIS

Leaders Becky Cooper and David Seal helped the youngsters paint 160 crosses to mark the men from Chatteris who died during the Great War, including one soldier who is missing from the town’s war memorial.

Becky said: “The design idea for this years bus stop was inspired by the Chatteris Remembers WWI project by Nicky Stockman, Gordon Phillips and Kingsfield School along with the youth’s depiction of the final scene from the WWI film Oh, What A Lovely War.

“The Cross of Sacrifice is to remember all those killed whether they were armed forces, nurses, civilians or animals and the small crosses on each side form an arrow head, pointing you to our thinking soldiers.

Young people from the Chatteris Royal British Legion, along with their leaders, have re-painted a bus stop in the town to mark the 100th centenary of the end of the Great War. Picture: ROB MORRISYoung people from the Chatteris Royal British Legion, along with their leaders, have re-painted a bus stop in the town to mark the 100th centenary of the end of the Great War. Picture: ROB MORRIS

“It’s in the hope that people will think about our boys and the words are for a town that does indeed remember, with the dates of both lights out and wars end.”

The members will now be placing 180 rocks around the town, they plan to hide them near to the soldiers’ home address from the 1911 census and hope when they’re found they’ll be brought back to the memorial.

For more information, visit: www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/ww1-centenary/thank-you/


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