MENSTON PARISH CHURCH: On Saturday the ladies from the village started attaching the poppies to the netting for the "Echoes of War" Festival week-end on September 22 - 24. The photo shows Judith Knaggs (left) and Jan Alexander (right) with the finished hangings which will go on the gate posts at the entrance to St John's. The large "sweep" of poppies is well on the way to being completed and will be an amazing and poignant sight as visitors go to the Festival.

The programme for the three day Festival, commemorating the battle of Passchendaele will be available shortly. Details are also on the church web site at,uk