100 Poppies Knitted To Mark 100 Years Since Armistice
The ladies of Knit and Natter in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire have made the display for their local church.
A community group in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire have knitted 100 poppies to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day.
The ‘Knit and Natter’ group meet weekly to knit clothes, hats and blankets for charity. But with Remembrance Day fast approaching they decided to turn their attention to the flower made famous by John McCrae’s poem ‘In Flanders Fields’.
“Four years ago, when it was the commemoration of the beginning of the war, we did the community arts project which involved making four large poppies,” Betty Sprenger told Forces News.
“[They’ve] been put in the church for Remembrance Sunday ever since. So we decided we would make a hundred with as many people as possible making poppies to go on it.”