Students make 320 crosses for World War One field of remembrance

Bucks UTC’s construction and IT students were commended for their excellent attitude and craftsmanship, in building 320 commemorative crosses for a field of remembrance next to Amersham Cricket Club. The project was commissioned by Amersham Town Council, as part of a symbolic memorial to the tragic loss of life in World War One. They were unveiled at a candlelit service attended by over 350 people on Monday 4 August, recognising the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. The crosses will remain in place for one year.

As part of Bucks UTC’s ‘live’ employer project programme, the students designed, built and painted the crosses, placing a poppy on each, over a two month period.

Steve Catanach, Community Officer at Amersham Town Council, said: “We are so grateful to Buckinghamshire UTC for making and painting crosses for our Field of Remembrance. Thanks to their efforts we have a fitting tribute to all those that lost their lives in the WW1.”