Ridgewood residents create poppy tribute to mark Armistice Centenary

Ridgewood Rise Village residents Edna Johanson, Jim Tailor and Maureen Fagg have created a roadside tribute to mark the Armistice Centenary. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Ridgewood Rise Village residents Edna Johanson, Jim Tailor and Maureen Fagg have created a roadside tribute to mark the Armistice Centenary. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

RIDGEWOOD retirees have created a roadside tribute to mark the Armistice Centenary this week.

Ridgewood Rise Village resident Fay Ashley said the village had been “a hive of activity” as residents planned Remembrance Day commemorations to mark 100 years since World War I ended.

“Many residents have been busy knitting and crocheting poppies in the colours of red, white and purple – purple for the animals who suffered during this time and white for peace,” she said.

“A beautiful big 100-year painted wooden sign was designed by one of our residents (and) placed near the entrance of the village with 100 poppies surrounding it the week before the day to allow all to admire and honour the fallen.

“Residents have been encouraged to decorate their houses with flags from their country of origin.

“A bagpiper will open the service on the day and two young cadets from the Wanneroo Army Cadets will also be present to assist with the flag raising.”

The village will provide entertainment and activities after the November 11 service, and donate any funds raised on the day to Legacy.