Weeping window of poppies created in Hutton and Paxton

A weeping window of poppies has been created to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Thursday, 1st November 2018, 15:39 pm
A cascade of poppies falls from the window of Hutton Church.

The close-knit community of Hutton and neighbouring Paxton decided to make their own poppy display.

Jackie Watson, from Hutton, explained: “Initially we contacted 14-18 NOW to try and be included in their touring Weeping Window of poppies, unfortunately they were already fully booked. Not to be daunted, we decided to make our own poppy display.

“This has been a real community effort and we have been overwhelmed with the support we have had from not only the Hutton and Paxton community, but also businesses and individuals from Berwick and the surrounding area – too many to mention but we want to thank everyone from their bottle collections, time spent painting, shaping and hanging of the final display.

“We hope that everyone will come to see our version of the Weeping Window but also take the opportunity to visit Hutton Church and Hutton Hall, both of which are open November 9-11, 10am–4pm.”

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The church will have a fascinating and thought-provoking exhibition of various wartime memorabilia, including personal recollections of the period in the local area. There will also be a visual representation and tribute to those from Hutton and Paxton who gave their lives in both world wars.

The village hall will also be open to provide a warm welcome and light refreshments.