Mid and East Antrim Borough Council have planted poppy seeds within the borough as part of the Ribbon of Poppies UK & Commonwealth 2019 Campaign.

The Ribbon of Poppies project started in 2017 by a group called the Memorial Mob and around the same time, the Ancre Somme Association launched a similar initiative so it made sense to work in partnership on a wider campaign.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor, Maureen Morrow said: “We are extremely proud of our strong military links here in Mid and East Antrim.

“As a way of remembering those who have served both past and present, we have planted well over 20,000 poppy seeds in a number of locations to raise awareness, remember their deed, honour their bravery and support them in their time of need.”

Poppy seeds have been planted at Victoria Cemetery and Salthill Hawthorn Avenue in Carrickfergus.

In Larne Smiley Park, Circular Road Roundabout and Millbrook roundabout have a beautiful display of poppies with the Moat Area of Ballymena also being planted up with poppies and mixed flowers.

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