Poppy cascade for Tickenham church

PUBLISHED: 07:58 08 November 2018

The poppies will remain outside the church for several weeks. Picture: Vena Prater

The poppies will remain outside the church for several weeks. Picture: Vena Prater

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Hundreds of handmade poppies are cascading from a Tickenham church to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice at the end of World War One.

The poppies will remain outside the church for several weeks. Picture: Vena PraterThe poppies will remain outside the church for several weeks. Picture: Vena Prater

A joint project between the parish council and St Quiricus and St Julietta Church, in Church Road, saw villagers knit and crotchet poppies to mark the occasion.

A remembrance service will take place on Sunday at 10.30am to acknowledge the 18 soldiers from the village who died.

Cllr Vena Prater said: “It was a huge effort by many individuals and groups.

“The community involvement was fantastic, one lady aged 97 knitted 60 poppies and then continued knitting more flowers.

“Another lady made some into brooches and sold them to friends, raising £30 for the British Legion Poppy Appeal.

“Knitting and craft groups joined in and poppies arrived in small bags, big bags, envelopes, boxes and in all shades of red.”

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