Knitted poppies set for a 100- year anniversary
They have knitted over 1,000 poppies for an exhibition at All Saints’ Church in Lightwater to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War next year.
It takes inspiration from the major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, which filled the Tower’s famous moat in 2014, with each poppy representing a British military fatality during the war.
Several women at Stokes Lodge had already formed a weekly Knit and Natter group – meeting in the Owners’ Lounge to chat and knit woolly supplies.
They then decided to take on the challenge to create hundreds of poppies for the display, which will go on show at the church next year ahead of the centenary.
Linda Selway, lodge manager at Stokes Lodge, said: “The ladies find it so rewarding to come together and knit, and have put so much time and effort into this project.
“They have done a fantastic job contributing to make this a very special reminder to all of the great sacrifices made by those who lost their lives during the war.”