Southwell Yarn Bomb Group was planning to Yarn Bomb the town to commemorate VE Day. As this can no longer go ahead due to current restrictions, they plan to share photos of their bollard hats each day on Facebook leading up to VE Day.

The first pictures of this virtual display remembering the men who lost their lives in WWII, honoured the following men:

Harold Brailsford 1902-1942 Leading Cook, Royal Navy. Born in Southwell on 30th July 1902. Lost at sea, presumed drowned in December 1942. Remembered on the Lowestoft Naval Memorial. One of 7 children, his father John Bellamy Brailsford fought in WWI. They lived on Kirklington Road.

Herbert Hopewell 1923-1943 Able Seaman, Royal Navy. Missing, presumed drowned 25th December 1943. Royal Navy Patrol Service, HM Trawler Kingston Beryl. Son of Cyril and Florence Hopewell of Ruddington.

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