Housing group honours the fallen at Clenchwarton cottages
A social housing provider is paying its own tribute to the fallen by providing a poppy wreath to be laid on an unusual West Norfolk memorial.
Memorial Cottages, a pair of almshouses in Church Road, Clenchwarton, were built in 1924 and have been managed by Freebridge Community Housing since 2012.
The building features a plaque commemorating 23 men of the parish who were killed in action during the two World Wars.
And Freebridge has provided a wreath to be laid there during the current time of remembrance.
Chief executive Tony Hall said: “The location of this memorial is an unusual one, so I’m pleased that over the last few years we’ve been able to support the trustees in providing a wreath for it from Freebridge and we look forward to continue doing so in the future.”
Revd Sheila James, who lives in the village, has placed the wreath on the memorial for the past 10 years.
She said: “I was born as the Blitz began in London so I’ve always felt a connection to the memorial. I knew a lot of the families whose names are on the cottages and it’s important to take just two minutes every year to remember what they did for us.”