Poppy Project

Last updated on November 21st, 2017 at 01:15 pm

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Watch this brief BBC video about the project.



The Poppy Project started in Walsham-le-Willows when Jan Hall was asked to knit poppies for a display at the church in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, her previous home.

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal blue banner with white text and a vivid red poppy to the right

Here in Walsham-le-Willows, permission was obtained and funding from the Gardens Weekend Trust got the project started.  Jan , led the project with the village British Legion representative Fiona Glover and people were invited to join and start the poppy knitting and crocheting.

200 red and 40 black balls of wool were purchased along with netting from which to hang the finished poppies. By the end of March 2017 1000 poppies had been made.  Over 5000 had been knitted and crocheted by 75 talented local crafters buy the time the church walls were adorned on 29th October 2017.

photograph of a stunning red poppy against a bright but grey cloudy sky

The project has inspired many people to either re-start, or take up for the first time, knitting and crocheting.  As you will see from the gallery, the results are impressive  and arresting,  a fitting commemoration of the armistice.


Jan Hall | 01359 259653
Fiona Glover | 01359 258223