Knitted and Hand-Crafted Poppies To Cover City Hall In Poignant Remembrance Display

Salisbury City Council have been encouraging the city residents and surrounding communities to make poppies for the 'Salisbury Remembers'...

Soldiers are teaming up with local people to make their own poppies which will cover a city hall in time for Remembrance Day.

Poppies are being knitted, crocheted, made out of recycled bottles and other materials to create a poignant display in one of the most prominent public spaces in Salisbury as part of a community project to pay tribute to the fallen.

Salisbury City Council is encouraging the city's residents and surrounding communities to make poppies for the Salisbury Remembers project as the momentum builds towards one of the most significant events in the Armed Forces calendar, Remembrance Sunday.

Members of the Armed Forces and their families have been joining in to make poppies as part of the display.

Workshops have taken place at various local events, including Armed Forces Day, Play Day and Fun On The Green, to make poppies from recycled bottles with the commissioned artist Michele Millidge.

The poppies are to cover the pillars of the Guildhall in Salisbury city centre.

Below is an artist's impression of how the finished project will look.

The military community has been involved and ran a workshop at 14 Regiment Royal Artillery, 1st Battery at Larkhill Camp in July.

Lol Wilde is the council's Community Development Team Support Officer and told Adam Powney what it is all about.

Thousands of poppies have been created so far with more required to cover the pillars of the Guildhall. 

If you are a group / school / individual / military unit or other organisation you can find a tutorial on how to make a plastic poppy on the 'Salisbury Remembers' Facebook page.

The poppy display will be constructed prior to being put on the Guildhall Pillars on Saturday 28 October 28.

If you would like to get involved and volunteer your time, require a poppy pattern or need further information you can call the Salisbury City Council Community Development Team.

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