A man, whose grandfather served on a minesweeper in Jutland, has been up putting poppies around the Elton ward ahead Remembrance Sunday.

Once again, poppies have appeared on lampposts in Brandlesholme, Woodhill, Elton and Woolfold, a new tradition for the ward started in 2021 by Councillor Jack Rydeheard.

Councillor Rydeheard and Conservative Candidate for Elton Andrew Luxton, fitted the poppies this year with the goal of bringing attention to Remembrance and supporting the ‘great work of the Royal British Legion’.

Bury Times: Jack Rydeheard

Andrew said: “Remembrance is always a solemn time of year, one which is so important in making sure that those who paid the ultimate price are not forgotten.

“Thank you to local co-ordinator Rod Lloyd of the Royal British Legion and the organisation as a whole for all the work that they do.

“Thank you to everyone who has shown their support for this cause, either by getting in touch with Jack or I, stopping to chat, pipping horns on the way past or by positivity on social media.”

Bury Times: Andrew Luxton, Jack Rydeheard and Rod Lloyd of the Royal British Legion

In Brandlesholme, the poppies have been put up on Brandlesholme Road and Garside Hey Road, and on more lampposts on Hunstanton Drive.

Hartford Drive has also seen installations for the first time.

In Woodhill, Crostons Road and Woodhill Road have also seen poppies re-installed on their lampposts in a reoccurrence of last year.

Bury Times: Jack Rydeheard and Andrew Luxton

Elton and Woolfold have also received more poppies on lampposts on Walshaw Road and Tottington Road.

Councillor Jack Rydeheard said: “I’m really proud of this effort, which has been scaled up more and more since we started it back in 2021.

"Other parts of the borough had poppies up for Remembrance, and I’m glad that we do now as well.

“There have been many early starts and late finishes to make sure these have gone up in good time and the reaction and the cause make it so worthwhile.

"Thank you to everyone for your support for this project!

Bury Times: Andrew Luxton

“We re-use these poppies each year, with donations going to the Royal British Legion annually to make sure our veterans get the support which they really do deserve.

“My grandfather served on a minesweeper in Jutland, so bringing attention to Remembrance and supporting the great work of the Royal British Legion is so important.”