Lest We Forget

To commemorate the fallen of Enfield in the First World War, I coordinated and with the help of several local volunteers, cut the letters ‘Lest We Forget’ in the turf outside Forty Hall, in alignment with the long lime avenue.

The words were taken from Laurence Binyon’s poem The Fallen, which is often referred to as the Ode of Remembrance. The letters were filled with grit (as sadly the sown Flanders Poppies never grew!).

Local primary school children made windmill poppies in advance of Armistice Day and attended an event which was televised by BBC London. Photographs of the fallen soldiers of Enfield were placed in the letters.