Honouring Remembrance Day at City & Country

In the month of November, City & Country have been honouring Remembrance Day, working with local schools and community groups to pay our respects to those fallen soldiers.

City & Country have been hosting activities across numerous developments with the help of local communities to remember those who fought bravely, not only in the two World Wars but in other conflicts that have happened since.

At The 1840 St George’s Gardens in Tooting, members of the 16th Battersea Cubs joined us to place remembrance poppies – made from recycled materials – on the front lawn of the development. This created a wonderful display and was extremely rewarding for the Cubs, seeing their hard work come to life.

Poppies created by local schoolchildren from Lawford C of E Primary School and Chiseldon Primary School were planted and displayed at our Manningtree Park development in Essex and Burderop Park in Wiltshire respectively.

At our St Osyth’s Priory development in Essex, we delivered 25 Remembrance Day afternoon tea boxes to nearby The Oaks care home in Great Bentley. Both residents and staff enjoyed the boxes over an afternoon of tea and treats while reflecting on the sacrifices made by the local communities during the war.

Another highlight of our remembrance week was a visit from local artist SP:Zero76, who created a tribute-style mural in honour of fallen soldiers painted on the hoarding of our Factory No.1 development in Bedminster, Bristol. The artwork features a traditional ‘Tommy’ silhouette and red poppies; it is a beautiful acknowledgement of the sacrifices of the past but also embraces the tradition of modern graffiti.

City & Country’s Head of Marketing, Jennifer Rhodes-Finch, said: “The poppies look great lined up in front of our developments, especially the historic building at The 1840. We are proud to have commissioned the mural art at Factory No.1 which not only honours the brave soldiers who gave their lives to protect their loved ones but is a testament to the incredible talent, such as SP:Zero, in the local Bedminster area.”