Medmenham Nursery

Members of the RAF Medmenham community wanted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and Remembrance Sunday in a rather special way.

A tree situated outside the Danesfield Arms has been covered in hand made poppy pompoms, a wreath, artwork, crocheted poppies and a beautiful ceramic clock designed to show the 11th hour of the 11th day.

Many of the crocheted poppies were also kindly donated to the tree by members of the Marlow community after they had heard what was happening. These include purple poppies which represent animals that were killed in conflict. Children from Spring Medmenham nursery also contributed with their own hand made poppies which were ‘planted’ at the bottom of the tree.

The ‘Remembrance Tree’ was created as a way for the Medmenham community to get involved in a significant time of the year for many who live there and to help to engage and teach the children about the importance of the poppy and the act of Remembrance.

The tree is steadily becoming a focal point for seasonal decorations and attracting artistic contributions from across the patch, so keep an eye out for the next theme and join in!