THE Parish of Hopesay have installed the last of the Royal British Legion Silent Soldiers high up above the village, on Hopesay Hill National Trust beside the Shropshire Way.

Around the Parish of Hopesay, in Broome, Aston on Clun and Hopesay, you will find Silent Soldiers and seated silhouette installations in remembrance of the 27 who didn't return from the First World War and those that later died from their injuries. A team of villagers have been involved in raising funds for a permanent memorial, currently being created for the Village Green in Aston on Clun.

This weekend there will be two walks to which the public are invited to attend.

'Gone But Not Forgotten' - Parish Walk, Saturday, November 10 at 10.30am.

There will be a guided walk around the Parish with historian Keith Pybus and Sandra Spence. The walk will leave Aston on Clun Village Hall at 10.30am and finish at St Mary's Church, Hopesay,

The original War Memorial can be found in the church alongside a poppy installation incorporating 100 poppies to represent every year since the Armistice, a display of the 27 names and 27 poppies to represent those that gave their lives from this very small Parish and the 'There But Not There' seated silhouettes. The silhouette installations across the country highlight the sacrifices made by so many and represent returning the fallen to the spaces they left behind. Ten have been given to the Parish by the Armed Forces Covenant.

Refreshments will be available at the church following the walk. Parking is available at the village hall and in Hopesay. Contact Sandra Spence for more information: 01588 660657.

'We Will Remember Them' - Memorial Walk, Sunday, November 11 at 9.45am.

On the Sunday it is hoped veterans and serving armed forces personnel will join residents in recreating the walk from the Arbor Tree in Aston on Clun to St Mary's Church, Hopesay. Organisers hope to leave by 9.45am and arrive at the church before 10.45am to lay a wreath at 11am on the 11th of the 11th.

If you wish to dress in period costume you would be very welcome, and organisers do have some children's costumes that can be borrowed. Otherwise dress suitable for the weather. If you need mobility help that can be arranged. Parking is available at the village hall and in Hopesay. Contact Jennie Cole for more information: 01588 660891.