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Help for unforgotten heroes

Volunteers are sowing poppy seeds around a rural Cambridgeshire railway station in time for the First World War centenary next year.

Scrubland has been cleared around Shepreth station so the poppies will bloom at next year’s anniversary. The poppies will commemorate those who died in the war. Many wounded soldiers passed through the station on their way to Shepreth Hospital for treatment. The poppies will remember them too.

‘We’ve been working for about a month and we’ve got planting sessions coming up this week. We’re going to need to make this a continuous project – we’ll need to do some more substantial work next year and every year,’ says local councillor, Susan Van de Ven.

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