A sea of red poppies fills a shopfront window on Gaskill Street, a special Anzac Day tribute to honour war veterans and their families. Among the poppies sit precious photos, genuine medals , wartime propoganda and historical anecdotes; stories of local soldiers which serve as sobering reminders of the sacrifices made by the young men who fought in the First World War.
The touching and meaningful idea came about as a result of collaboration between Ross Cleary from the Canowindra Historical Society, and Deli Lama’s Tommy Jeffs, who wanted to brighten the street and pay tribute to the town’s wartime history for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.
Local ladies and residents at Moyne Aged Care helped make the tribute possible by crafting hundreds of handmade poppies from crepe paper, a symbol of rememberance for those who lost their lives.
The memorial will be on display over the Anzac commemorative period.