Gratitude paid to war heroes with window displays across city

Window displays in honour of war heroes
Window displays in honour of war heroes

WINDOW displays of poppies and memories are on show across Portsmouth to show gratitude to all who fought in the First World War.

The public displays of thanks are taking place at Southern Co-op funeral homes in Portsmouth and beyond, including Eastney, Fratton and Copnor.

Window display in honour of war heroes

Window display in honour of war heroes

At the Eastney Road branch in Southsea, a photo is being proudly displayed of funeral co-ordinator Sally Chudley’s grandfather who was a sub lieutenant in the Royal Navy Reserve during the Second World War.

Sally said: ‘My grandfather was mentioned in dispatches for the part that he played in the rescuing of troops at the D-Day landings. I have put a copy of the certification in the window with a photo of him in his uniform along with some war poems.

‘Lots of people have been coming up to the window to have a look and read the poems which is lovely.’

At the Fratton branch in Portsmouth, the window is decorated to remember all those who fought and lost their lives in the war including funeral co-ordinator James Wiltshire-Bowles’s great uncle. The display also includes an original copy of The News announcing the War had ended. 

In Copnor, local school children are helping to decorate the window with images from a drawing competition in relation to Remembrance Day