Poppies on Parade

It all went to plan
. . . It didn’t rain
. . . . . And no-one involved came down with Covid-19
So now the Knitting Club’s red, knitted, poppy arch can be seen over the Grafton Road entrance to the churchyard.

Also lightly decorated with poppies was the 1921 Memorial Cross. Inside the church, the pulpit has a waterfall of poppies, whilst more poppies cascade over the lectern.

1. Right: Under construction. 2. Left: the Memorial Cross and arch
3. Right: the pulpit. 4. Left: the lectern

The Knitting Club have done the Royal British Legion proud with their tribute to this amazing organisation on their 100th anniversary of its induction in 1921.

Image credits: 1. & 2. Decorated by Paul Richardson, Cyril & Jean Gingell, Paul & Pam Hopkins, Emma Poole.
3. Cyril & Jean complete the Pulpit decoration
4. Cascade created by Nicky Brice
In addition, the wreath was created by Georgie Ward and the laminated sign within it, by Nicky’s daughter, Sasha.

Poppy brooches available in a variety of designs

Club members have generously sponsored the wool to make all these poppies, so that 100% of the sale of each poppy brooch will go to the Royal British Legion.
Proceeds from the sale of these brooches, in the Cafe Oak and the church, have now reached well into three figures. How generous this village is!
However, there is plenty of time for you to purchase one, or more, before Remembrance Day on 11 November.

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