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145 Burgess Hill young men who went to fight for King and Country in World War I did not come home again. To remember their sacrifice, Burgess Hill residents will be making 145 poppy lanterns - one for each soldier - at a series of free workshops to be held during the autumn. The lanterns will be carried in a procession from the War Memorial to the Burgess Hill beacon site in St John’s Park in the evening of 11 November, as part of the Nation’s Tribute.  
The workshops will be held on:
•             Monday 15 October, 10am – 12 noon, at the Cherry Tree Centre in Fairfield Road, or
•             Saturday 20 October, 10.30am – 12.30pm OR 2 – 4pm, at Cyprus Hall in Cyprus Road
The workshops are free and materials and refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome although children must be accompanied by an adult. You can still make a lantern even if you are unable to carry it in the procession. To book a space on either workshop please visit or book via the Help Point at 96 Church Walk. For more information call 01444 238206.