Poppy Project

Last updated on August 17th, 2017 at 06:25 pm

Remembrance day poppy crucifixThe 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.

Here in Walsham-le-Willows, permission was obtained and funding from the Gardens Weekend Trust got the project started. People were invited to join and the knitting and crocheting poppies began.

The response so far has been amazing, both from Walsham villagers as well as from people further afield. As at 7th April 2017, 200 red and 40 black balls of wool have been purchased along with netting from which to hang the finished poppies. By the end of March 2017 1000 poppies had been made.

Knitted poppies draping church wall

To produce a really amazing effect, like that in the images, for Remembrance Day in Walsham we need more knitted poppies.  Please come and help us.

A knitted poppy wall

church wall draped with knitted poppies

The project has inspired many people to either re-start, or take up for the first time, knitting and crocheting. The results, as you can see, are really impressive  and arresting,  a fitting commemoration of the armistice.
For further information on helping out drop by so see Jan and the other project members at the coffee shop.

Check out the events diary and watch the village posts on the home page for more details.


Jan Hall | 01359 259653
Fiona Glover | 01359 258223