Hadleigh children pay their respects to town’s soldiers as they learn about the First World War

The remembrance event in Hadleigh with poppy crosses being placed on the war graves.

The remembrance event in Hadleigh with poppy crosses being placed on the war graves. - Credit: Archant

Children in Hadleigh have been learning about soldiers from the town who fought in the First World War.

Ahead of Remembrance Sunday Mark Brennan from the Hadleigh and District Royal British Legion took pupils around Hadleigh Cemetery.

While there they stopped at each of the war graves and heard about the soldiers’ lives before placing a cross on each plot.

Mayor Richard Whiting was also present at the tour and said it was vital the children from all four Hadleigh schools to learn about the conflict.

“It’s important as we grow older these things are never forgotten,” he said.


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“Mark Brennan’s talk about the local people even I found interesting.

“The families of these people who were lost are still in the town today.”

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Mr Whiting said approaching the issue of the war in this way helped bring home the local angle to the children.

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