Mermaids: Mylor and Flushing WI decorated the gates of Tremayne Hall in Mylor Bridge with an installation commemorating those remembered on the local war memorials in Mylor and Flushing. Schoolchildren in Mylor and Flushing enjoyed becoming involved, making a poppy for each serviceman along with a label for his name. WI members also made poppies, not forgetting purple for animals and black for ethnic minorities, which were also attached to camouflage netting.
The WI also welcomed anyone locally who wished to attach their own symbol of remembrance to do so. A coffee morning was held at the same time with donations to the British Legion.
The Mermaids also cleaned up a neglected local monument erected by Ukrainian refugees in 1948, in thankfulness for their escape from Russian Communism during the war. The monument was erected on the site of the small church they built, adjacent to the camps near Restronguet Barton where they were housed which is just outside Mylor Bridge. Some local artists will repaint the gold lettering on the plaque.
Mermaids would like to get in touch with anyone from the Ukrainian Society who lives in Cornwall regarding the monument and this piece of local history.