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Fall of poppies created by keen knitters

Susan Hampshire

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Poppies St Thomas Becket Church Marion Munnings

Keen knitters have been flexing their needles to make a host of red knitted poppies to create a `fall of poppies' in St Thomas Becket Church in Chapel.

This is one of the events being organised in Chapel in the lead up to the annual Remembrance Day which this year will mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Marion Munnings said: "So far we have knitted around 300 poppies which we will use to create a waterfall effect in the church as a mark of remembrance. Some of the poppies will have a small card attached to them featuring the name of a loved one to remember. These particular poppies will be laid at the front of the waterfall so local people are able to read the name cards.''

There will be a collecting box in the church so people can make a donation to the Royal British Legion.

Poppies

Although the poppy knitting started out with just a small group of knitters, other people then got involved.

If you want to see the poppies, the church will be open every Thursday morning from 10am to 12noon when tea and coffee will also be served.

Chapel-en-le-Frith’s annual Remembrance Service will take place at St Thomas Becket Church on Sunday November 11 at 10am followed by a short walk to the Memorial on the Market place for the exhortation, wreath laying and two minute silence at 11am.

A parade of ex-service personnel, youth groups and local dignitaries will leave from the Scout Hut at 9.30am to march to the church for the service.