Today, 11 November, is when we remember those who gave their lives in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts.
We work from a unit on Deverill Road Trading Estate in Sutton Veny near Warminster, Wiltshire that was built in the 1940s to house soldiers during the Second World War. In 1943 it became ‘home’ to the 83rd Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion United States Army where they remained until leaving for the D-Day landings.
That’s not the only military link we have. The location of SureSet means that many of our staff have a personal connection with the Army.
Warminster is currently home to residents of Warminster Garrison which is located on the western edge of Salisbury Plain. Warminster’s long-standing association with the military dates back to the Civil War. Five years before the outbreak of World War One the 10th Wiltshire Volunteer Rifle Corps was incorporated into the Wiltshire Regiment. While during the Second World War local people joined the Wiltshire Yeomanry.
After 22 years’ service Duncan, husband of our Operations Manager Rachel, retired from the Army last year and they decided to settle in Sutton Veny and renovate an old cottage. The obvious choice for their footpath and driveway was SureSet! Rachel and Duncan opted for the fully permeable solution by choosing to use our grid structure SureCell as the base for the driveway, which was perfectly finished with a SureSet poppy.
You can see the complete installation from start to finish on this time lapse video.
You read about our poppy installation at the RBLI Garden of Honour in Aylesford.