Lamppost Poppies – Thank you!

Many people will have noticed the large lamppost poppies which went up throughout Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale on the 31st October to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1, and to remember those who lost their lives in conflict then and since.


The project was organized by Whaley4Wards and 110 poppies were sponsored in total.  These poppies were sponsored by individuals and businesses for £10 each, raising a massive £1100 for the Royal British Legion to carry on their work.To put this sum into context, 36 parish councils took part in a RBL lamppost poppy scheme last year in Derbyshire, raising £4223 in total.

Thank you very much to all the sponsors who are listed HERE.

The £1100 raised has now been paid to the Royal British Legion, and the receipt is below ,alongside a letter of thanks from the Royal British Legion.

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WW1 Centenary Remembrance Day Commemorations in Whaley Bridge

The following photos have kindly shared by Whaley Bridge photographer Peter Cull, taken at the various  Remembrance Day events on Sunday 11 November 2018 in Memorial Park and at Uniting Church.

Full coverage may be seen by clicking here

The Royal British Legion Remembrance Service

The Concert by Whaley Bridge Band, leader Sheila Walton, at Uniting Church

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Litter Pick This Saturday !

Whaley 4 Wards are organizing a general litter pick this Saturday (10th Nov). It is primarily to tidy up prior to Remembrance Sunday and will focus on the Memorial park area and Bridgemont war memorial. Some of us will also visit Furness Vale Memorial and ensure the area there is tidy. We will however use the opportunity to do a general cleanup around Whaley. Volunteers would be very welcome to help – gloves, bags  and litter picker sticks will be provided. Please ensure you have good footwear.

If you can’t make it to our session, then you can still contribute if you want by doing a quick local 10 minute clear up in your own area. Every little bit that gets done makes a difference. If you need bags or gloves or want to borrow a litter picker, then just get in touch.

We will be meeting at the Whaley Bridge Bowling Club car park at 12pm and will work till around 2pm. You are welcome to drop out at any time – dont feel you have to committ to a full 2 hrs.

For any further details contact Jon Goldfinch – Chair Whaley4Wards  Tel: WB 733067

Lamppost Poppies


This year, 2018, is the centenary of the end of the First World War.

To commemorate this centenary and to remember all those of the British Armed Forces who have fought and died in conflict then and since, and all those who have fought and died alongside them,  large poppies will be erected on lampposts throughout the centre of Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale.  The poppies will be put in place on the 31st October, and will remain in place until the 22nd November, centred around Remembrance Sunday on the 11th November.

Whaley4Wards have been able to organize this project through the kind sponsorship of individuals and businesses, each of whom has sponsored poppies for £10 each.

The response has been overwhelming and  every one of the  110 poppies has now  been sponsored. Every penny of the £1100 raised will go to the Royal British Legion to enable them to continue to carry out their work. A receipt for this money will be published here once it is received.  

110 poppies should make quite a spectacular display!

Please contact Chair of W4W Jon Goldfinch on or 01663733067 if you wish to sponsor any remaining poppies. If anyone wishes to help put the poppies up, then we will be meeting in the Bowling Club car park at 4pm on the 31st Oct. We will form teams of 2 and one of you will need a step ladder so please bring one along if you have one.

Thank you so much to the Sponsors who have supported this project so far and are listed below :

Click HERE to see list of Poppy Sponsors  or scroll down

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