THE Isle of Wight has started to prepare for Remembrance.

A special field of remembrance will once again be opened to the public at Carisbrooke Castle this month to commemorate those in the uniformed services who lost their lives in service of their country.

The field was introduced in the Princess Beatrice Garden at Carisbrooke Castle in 2010.

It was established by the then Isle of Wight Lord Lieutenant, Maj Gen Sir Martin White, as a place where residents can pay their respects around the time of Remembrance Sunday.

A formal service of remembrance, which members of the public are welcome to attend, will take place at the castle on Thursday, November 11, at 10.45am.

Crosses can be purchased at the castle, with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

Refreshments at a small charge will be provided by the Women’s Institute.

Over in East Cowes, crafters have been busy decorating the town, with Judith Powell and Joy Cleightonhills guiding the way.

The group have been knitting, crocheting and cutting fabric poppies for months, to form an impressive remembrance tribute.

A commemorative wreath board features poetry.

Isle of Wight County Press: East Cowes crafters have decorated the town for remembrance.

East Cowes Crafters thank Nick Greenhaig, the Co-op manager, and Red Funnel, for allowing the use of their fences.

Thanks also go to Leigh Taylor, the manager at the Age UK shop, for allowing crafter Jacquie and Sunday manager Jo Keightley to create a window display.

Isle of Wight County Press: East Cowes crafters have decorated the town for remembrance.

The crafters meet every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm and 6pm to 9pm at the convent. Look at the Facebook page East Cowes town crafters.

The Walled Garden Cafe in Holyrood Street, Newport, is hosting a two-week Second World War themed event.

The cafe is decorated and there is a Black Market Specials board of 1940s themed food and drinks.

There will be a collection tin for the Poppy Appeal.

Isle of Wight County Press: The Walled Garden Cafe ready for two weeks of Second World War themed food.

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