Touching remembrance service held at Honiton care home

PUBLISHED: 11:00 11 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:22 13 November 2018

The commemorative poppies at Gittisham Hill House. Photo: HC-One

The commemorative poppies at Gittisham Hill House. Photo: HC-One


A poignant remembrance service was held at Honiton’s Gittisham Hill House care home ahead of the weekend’s Armistice Day.

Residents gathered to pay a personal tribute, and everyone wrote the name of a loved one they lost in the war on a poppy.

The local vicar performed a remembrance service and the poppies were placed in the garden.

Marita Westaway, home manager at Gittisham Hill House said: “It was lovely to see residents sharing stories of loved ones as they made their poppies.

“The service was so beautiful and we are proud to show all of our poppies in our garden, even at night the centre wreath shines bright.

“ The service was very emotional for everyone, as they remembered those who gave their lives during the war.

“Afterwards, residents commented that it was a wonderful and touching service.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest from the Midweek Herald