MEMBERS of the 2nd Ellesmere Brownies group have held their own Remembrance event as part of the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.

At a meeting in the town’s Methodist Chapel, the youngsters, aged between seven and 10, laid poppies before taking part in a short ceremony of remembrance.

It included reading from the Roll of Honour, which lists 83 men and one woman commemorated on the town’s war memorial.


Wearing First World War soldiers’ and nurses’ uniforms, the Brownies went on to make poppy-decorated biscuits and sing wartime songs.

Ellesmere’s Poppy Appeal organiser Caroline Ford, a former Brownies’ leader for many years, said she was left emotional by the day.

She said: “It was very poignant and inspiring to see these young people being so actively involved in remembering those who gave their lives in two world wars and other conflicts.

“While also learning about the significance of the poppy and the work of the Royal British Legion in supporting our armed forces community.

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“They’re a real credit to the town.”

The Brownies, together with other youth groups, including Cubs, Scouts, Guides and Army Cadets will join civic leaders, local Legion members and other townspeople in the annual remembrance parade and 11am two minutes’ silence ceremony at the Ellesmere War Memorial on Sunday morning, November 12.

This will be followed by a service in St Mary’s parish church. The parade will leave Cross Street car park at around 10.30am.