STORY: Baker honours locals who lost their lives in WW1 and WW2 with exhibition

Silhouettes of villagers from Haughley in Suffolk, who lost their lives in World Wars I and II, have been erected on the village green, by local baker Kieron Palmer, to honour the sacrifice the former residents of Haughley gave to their country.

Kieron, from Palmers Bakery in Haughley, handpainted and erected the 41 hardwood silhouettes himself, around his job at the local bakery.

Palmers Bakery is also selling poppy biscuits and muffins, to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

Kieron said; “I really wanted to do something for the community to mark the realities of war and the true scale of the loss of life. Each of those soldiers are stood there now, just as they did when they first left the village to go to war. We are pleased to be able to support the Royal British Legion with the sales made of our poppy themed biscuits and muffins too.”

Karen Dear, Director of Operations at the Craft Bakers Association (CBA), of which Palmers Bakery is a member, said; “So many of our member bakers are an integral part of their local community and Kieron is an inspiring example.”

In line with social distancing guidelines, the bakery asked locals to stand on their doorsteps on Sunday 8th and Wednesday 11th November for the two minutes silence at 11am.

Kieron is a fifth-generation baker and works with his father at Palmers Bakery, which was established in 1869 and is located on the village green. Kieron is pictured with his six-month-old daughter, Alexandra.