Active village library is at the centre of the community

GILLIAN Crowther (pictured) from the Local Historical Society shows the weeping window display of knitted poppies at Blythe Bridge Library.

There are 84 knitted poppies, each one representing one local fallen solider, who fought and lost their life from our two World Wars.

Gill, who also volunteers at the library, was the inspiration behind the knitted poppy campaign, and our very own Knit and Natters both from the centre and the community for their support.

The display was available to view until November 16.

Blythe Bridge Rotary also hosted a fantastic WW1 Centenary Commemoration Evening on Wednesday, September 26.

With practically a full house, the event was fantastically supported by Penkhull Brass Band. Talks were given by: Blythe Bridge Rotarian Bill Durose, who gave an interesting account of the life of Sergeant Ernest Egerton, whom our building is named after.

Centre stage was given to veteran Martin Ketterick BEM (British Empire Medal awarded in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours) and BLESMA member, a charity that exists to guarantee that our limbless veterans are not failed, forgotten or left to fend for themselves.