Crafty folk called to mark First World War centenary - The Leamington Observer

Crafty folk called to mark First World War centenary

Leamington Editorial 9th Aug, 2017   0

CRAFTY folk are being called on to help mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

St Mary’s Church in Warwick is launching Warwick Poppies 2018 to gather thousands of handmade poppies before the milestone date.

It is especially keen to involve schoolchildren and elderly folk, many of who have already contributed poppies before the project begins in early September.

And some of those have even travelled from the far reaches of America and New Zealand.




Local civic and military organisations are supporting the project, and Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Timothy Cox is the project patron.

The display will be launched in late September 2018 and will remain until the end of the Christmas Tree Festival, in early December.


Any funds raised will be shared with the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

A project spokesperson said: “The project is an opportunity for the people of Warwick and beyond to come together and participate in a community tribute of respect and Remembrance.”

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