A POIGNANT project which remembers fallen soldiers has officially been revealed to the public.

Two screens which display the names of Wivenhoe’s brave soldiers who didn’t return home have now been unveiled to the public in Elmstead Road.

The event to unveil them was led by Lieutenant Colonel E Rankin, the commanding officer of the Colchester Garrison.

Most of the children who designed the poppies were able to attend the event, the Millfields school choir sung after the presentation, Wivenhoe's  Mayor attended, and there various representatives from firms that contributed to the project.

Gazette: Fantastic - Phil with the screens before they were officially unveiledFantastic - Phil with the screens before they were officially unveiled (Image: Phil Long)

Gazette: Ceremony - Lieutenant Colonel E Rankin gave a speech at the eventCeremony - Lieutenant Colonel E Rankin gave a speech at the event (Image: Phil Long)

This project was spearheaded by Wivenhoe resident Phil Long, of Mede Way, as he designed and led the project with the help of the community.

The project remembers the Wivenhoe soldiers that didn't return from World War One, World War Two, and a soldier from the conflict in Northern Ireland.

It features 48 bright red poppies attached to the screens that were kindly designed by the pupils of Millfields Primary School, in Bowes Road.

Gazette: Screen - The left screenScreen - The left screen (Image: Phil Long)

Gazette: Screen - The right screenScreen - The right screen (Image: Phil Long)

Gazette: Artistic - One of the painted poppy designsArtistic - One of the painted poppy designs (Image: Phil Long)

Phil is extremely thankful to all the organisations that helped bring this project to life for free, such as Babcock, Timpson, the engineering department at the Colchester Institute, Paintology Vehicle Body Repairs, and Taylor Wimpey.