Elsecar WW1 Poppy Trail

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, local volunteers in Elsecar have created a striking poppy installation in the village. The project has been led by Elsecar Holy Trinity Church, supported by Wentworth and Elsecar Great Place, and Gemma Nemer from The Button Tin.

Tragically, 72 young men from Elsecar lost their lives in World War 1. A poppy and a memory card for each soldier are displayed on lampposts close to where the men lived. The poppies will remain in place until the 5th December, the date when the last soldier from Elsecar passed away. Each poppy has been crafted by local volunteers.

The trail covers 16 streets. Click on the links below to download a map of the poppy locations.

Elsecar Poppy Trail 1 (761.5K, .JPG)

Elsecar Poppy Trail 2 (590.1K, .JPG)

Elsecar Poppy Trail PDF (520.5K, .PDF)