Cascade of poppies is a fitting memorial

As part of the national commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War, St Ebba's Church, in Beadnell, decided to support the Royal British Legion by creating a cascade of home-made poppies.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 03 August, 2018, 14:00
Working hard to make the poppies.

The eye-catching and poignant tribute will be in the church from August 11 until the end of September, as well as on Remembrance Day.

An appeal was made within the village for knitted and crocheted poppies.

Everyone has been astonished by the amazing snowball effect which has been the response from many people who live in and visit Beadnell from the likes of Spain and Canada.

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The original target number of poppies was 1,000, but this has now reached 2,500.

There will be a special poppy weekend in church on August 11 and 12, culminating with a service of commemoration and thanksgiving at 6pm on August 12. Light refreshments will be available during this weekend.

To knit poppies and for more details, contact Val on 01665 721159.