Tommy statue unveiled in Hatfield as part of Poppy Appeal project

PUBLISHED: 13:48 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:48 15 October 2018

Cllr Lenny Brandon and Hatfield's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal organiser Sam Frake with the Tommy silhouette. Picture: First Look Photography

Cllr Lenny Brandon and Hatfield's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal organiser Sam Frake with the Tommy silhouette. Picture: First Look Photography

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A Tommy silhouette has been unveiled in Hatfield to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The statue was erected by Hatfield Town Council on the pavilion at the war memorial garden opposite Hatfield station. Similar silhouettes are being put up around the country as part of the 2018 Armistice Project ‘There But Not There’, in aid of the charity Remembered.

Members of the public can view the statue at pavilion at any time, until Saturday, October 27 when it will be taken to the Galleria for the 2018 Poppy Appeal launch.

The There But Not There project aims to ‘commemorate, educate and heal’ by remembering those who died, educating the younger generations and to heal today’s veterans.

Hatfield Town Council leader Lenny Brandon said: “The silhouette is a poignant tribute to all who lost their lives, fighting for our liberty in WWI. And a reminder to us all, that we must never forget.”

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