Friday 1st March 2024

Memorial for fallen soldiers unveiled at our Wivenhoe development

A poignant memorial to fallen soldiers has been unveiled by a local resident on the site of our upcoming Wyvern Place development in Wivenhoe.

Memorial 1

Honouring those who died

Phil Long led the project to install the memorial, which comprises two steel screens with 75 poppies cut out, each representing a man of Wivenhoe who died in the two World Wars. 

Pupils at Millfields Primary School in Wivenhoe were asked to design patterns on poppy shapes, and a selection were then chosen to be etched onto steel poppy shapes, painted red and fixed to the screens.

In November 2022 children from Broomgrove School in Wivenhoe planted 55 trees to commemorate the men of Wivenhoe who fell in the two world wars and whose names appear on the town war memorial.  

The screens were erected just in front of 55 memorial trees which were planted in November 2022 by pupils from Broomgrove Primary School. 

Mr Long said: “Taylor Wimpey’s involvement in both parts of the project, the trees and the screens, has been invaluable and nothing could have been done without their help and support.”
Memorial 2