With the release of our new development Highfields yesterday on Remembrance Day we thought we would share with you the significance behind our Highfields poppy.
Nether Kellet is one of only 53 thankful villages known in England and Wales. Nether Kellet sent 21 men to fight in World War I, 1914-1918, and all of them came back alive. It became 1 of 14 villages which became doubly thankful, as 16 villagers served in World War II, 1939-1945, without loss of life. Inside the church of St. Mark there is a memorial to the men of the village who served in both World Wars. There is also a “Peace Stone” commemorating the end of the Second World War.
Nether Kellet had so much to be thankful for, but the little village has always been so aware that so many others were not thankful and the villages that surround it bore the ultimate sacrifices of the war. Also, we must not take away what those men of Nether Kellet went through to give us the peace and freedom we appreciate today, and although they returned to their family, they were brave enough to serve for our country.
The poppy at our Highfields development pays thanks to those who served and serve our country especially those from Nether Kellet and it symbolises the immeasurable sacrifice made by their comrades.