TWO projects to mark Remembrance are now available to members of the public – a Remembrance Trail around Romsey and a Field of Poppies in the War Memorial Park, both the inspiration of Victoria Burbidge and Marc Thompson of the Romsey War Memorial Archive.

The Field of Poppies consists of knitted poppies, each one named for a Romsey man or woman lost in the First or Second World War.

Most of the poppies were created by the ladies of the Romsey Abbey Knitting and Sewing Group, but a number of Romsonians have also knitted poppies for relatives commemorated on the town’s War Memorial.

The Remembrance Trail, scheduled to run until November 21, is once more being hosted by more than forty shops and businesses around the town centre, with trail leaflets available from those businesses and the Visitor Information Centre in Church Street.

Further information relating to the men featured within the Trail is available upon request by emailing or or by phone on 01794 501755.

The following businesses have participated in the trail:

Church Street

• Hampshire Mobility Services

• Romsey Visitor Information Centre

• Oasis Christian Centre

• Cancer Research UK

• Ashleigh Sight Care

• Photoflair

• Offord & Sons

• Tenovus the Cancer Charity

Bell Street / Dukes Mill

• Greenhill Patchwork & Quilting

• The Consortium

• Change of a Dress

• Cavendish Menswear

• The Studio Romsey, Dukes Mill

• Kit & Caboodle

The Hundred

• Judy Webb Florist

• British Red Cross

• Superbook

• Oxfam Books & Music

• Hays Travel

• Home Hardware

• Naomi House & Hospice

• Flhair of Romsey

• Taylor Hill & Bond Estate Agents

Market Place

• Fox & Sons Estate Agents

• Romsey Town Hall

• Carers Together Charity Shop

• David White Opticians

• The Exchange

• Oxfam

Tee Court (off Bell Street / Newton Lane)

• Han’s Sandwiches

• Mr B’s Gents’ and Boys’ Hairdressing

• Romsey Holistic Therapy and Beauty

• The Foot Clinic

Latimer street

• LUC Purveyor of fine food

• Atherley Cleaners

• F.W.Kersey and Son

• Romsey Saddlery

• Kutz Hair Studio

• Humbugs

• Romsey Dental Care