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The 100 year anniversary of the end of WW1 is being marked by a number of events happening in the village (more details will be published in the next month or so)

As part of the commemoration, there is going to be a display of poppies and white doves in St Mary's Parish Church for the Remembrance service. It is hoped that many residents of the village will wish to contribute and that people of all ages will help create this display.

In order to make this happen, many hundreds of poppies and doves will be needed. We hope people will 'get creative' and start hand-making some poppies or doves — or both.

You might knit or crochet a poppy, make them out of felt or card, anything goes — there are many ideas and patterns on the internet.

The instructions for the origami doves are provided on the PDF on this web page — others can be found on the internet. The PDF instructions here suggest a large piece of paper. In fact, the outcome is equally successful using a standard A4 sheet of photocopying paper, cut to form a square.

During September and October there will be drop-off stations at the library, Bradmoor Farm, St Mary's Church and the Baptist Church for you to deposit your craft poppies and origami doves. Additional locations around the village will be announced shortly. The drop-off boxes will be regularly emptied to make room for more.

For more information, please contact Loraine by Email: milmer@hotmail.co.uk

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