The 2017 Poppy Appeal for starts this Saturday, 28th October, and many traders of Sherborne are once again joining in the Remembrance window display challenge.

In Sherborne town centre, you can see all the wonderful remembrance  displays from Monday 6th to Saturday 11th November, just before  Remembrance Sunday on the 12th. Our Sherborne office will be joining in  and invite you to see their window display during this time. Last year  you could see over 50 window displays, and they will once again be  judged by members of the Royal British Legion for the best window.

Sherborne residential manager, Richard Stubbert, is using the GTH window display to highlight the sacrifice and service his great uncle  gave during WW2. His great uncle Harry was killed in action in 1944,  just before his 25th birthday.

Harry, or Henry as he was christened, was born at Burstock Grange, Broadwindsor, on the 31st of July, 1919. He was the middle of five  children born to Harry and Annie Frampton, Jack being the eldest,  followed by Betty, Henry, Giles and Mary.

Harry worked home on the farm and joined the Territorials. He was a very popular young man, and became engaged to young woman called Sylvie  Bragg, whose father ran the George pub in Broadwindsor Square. There was  even talk of him taking on the pub.

Then world war two broke out in 1939. As the first son was exempt, and Harry was the second son, he was called up. He was enlisted in the  Dorset Wessex 4th Regiment and did his training at Dover Castle with the 4th Dorsets.

He spent four days in the boats off Spithead before going into battle in Normandy on the 10th of July 1944. He was killed five days later, and is buried at St. Manvieu War Cemetery.