Can you knit a poppy?

Mrs Cambridge-King is organising our contribution to Warminster’s Rememberancetide.

Event poppies will be attached to every post on Warminster’s parade route from the top of Station Road.

Poppies are currently being knitted and crocheted by a host of willing hands and at the War Memorial, an individual poppy will be made for each man named on the Memorial. Their name will be embroidered on tape which will be attached to their poppy and all of them will be placed on the Memorial bench with the Royal British Legion's statement, “Every Man Remembered”.

Your help would be much appreciated in the creation of approximately 3,000 poppies that will be needed to make the desired impact. Mrs C-K is coordinating our involvement and is also happy to assist pupils, parents and staff to knit or crochet a poppy.  If you would like to get involved please contact Mrs C-K on [email protected]

As Honorary Poppy Appeal Organiser for Warminster, I would like to raise the profile of Remembrancetide for the remaining three years of the WW1 centenary by increasing the visual impact in town. I have a small team of people who will assist 'Making the Town Red for Remembrance'. It is estimated that over 3,000 poppies will be required to make the desired impact. Inspired by the cascades of poppies at the Tower of London, which created such an emotional response, I hope to make a similar installation from the Chapel of St Lawrence, from the masonry to the left of the tower, cascading down behind where the Garden of Remembrance is situated. Your help would be most appreciated.”  Lesley Fudge, MSc BA (Hons) RGN, Honorary Poppy Appeal Organiser – Warminster.