Knitted poppies make an impact at church
MEMBERS of a village community have knitted hundreds of poppies to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Now the display is featured in St Luke’s Church in Endon.
Church member Maryanne Lloyd came up with the idea after being inspired by the Weeping Poppies at The Tower of London and Middleport Pottery.
Many members of the community and beyond contributed to the making of red and purple poppies and the donation of materials, with some poppies being posted from people in London.
Reverend Alan Betts said: “We are over the moon, it is just a stunning display. It has been a community effort. It has an impact and it is meant to have an impact. The Great War was just a colossal loss of lives on both sides.”
Linda Foster said: “We have really enjoyed doing the poppies, and it was very worthwhile.”
The main remembrance service at St Luke’s will be held on Sunday at 10.45am.
The church will be open on Monday, November 12 from 10am until 12.30pm, with tea and cakes available for visitors who come to see the poppy display together with and white floral arrangements created by the flower club as a sign of peace.
Pictured with the knitted poppies are contributors Sue Forrester and Linda Foster at the front, with Avril Weaver, Ann Boulton, and Kathleen Redman behind.