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‘Let’s Remember’: How one group in Bolton are celebrating our armed forces

By playing The National Lottery you help communities across the UK honour our veterans. Find out how one group in Bolton are coming together to remember the fallen.

Last year, a voluntary group in Bolton celebrated Remembrance Day with a special creative project. Dramatic Action, who run community drama and craft sessions, brought together people from across the local area to take part in poppy-making workshops.

Dramatic Action members wanted to celebrate and honour servicemen and women by coming together to share experiences, tell stories and work together. The result was ‘Let’s Remember’ one of the largest public art installations in the country made by community members. Poppies made by the group out of recycled plastic bottles were displayed on a giant net cascading down the wall of Bolton Town Hall during the Remembrance Sunday service.

One of the eldest members, 81 year-old Nora, was thrilled to put a wreath around the local Cenotaph on the day. She said “I loved doing the poppy project, it was a privilege laying the wreath on the cenotaph – it was an honour being there – it was one of the proudest moments of my life.”

This year the project has spread across Bolton with schools, community groups and clubs making their own poppy nets for Remembrance Day 2017.

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