Saturday, 13 November 2021

In Remembrance

Once again the time has got away from me and it must be two weeks since I wrote a blog post but I have been busy these past few weeks and it will only get busier as Christmas approaches, there's not enough hours in the day! 

The knitting and crochet groups from our u3a got together to make poppies in order to make a display in Remembrance of those who lost their lives in conflict.

We started this a bit too late for it to have much of an impact but we were busy with the Station Display previous to this and we are also making warm woolly items for the homeless, I honestly didn't know which way to turn crochet wise I have had so much on my hook of late, but back to the poppies I did mention them back here

Although this is for a good cause I found myself  at poppy burnout, there comes a time when you just can't bring yourself to make another single one, I didn't actually count how many I made but there were a fair few made after I took this photo and I forgot to take another photograph at the end.

Last Sunday morning  members of the groups got together and assembled not one but two displays, the first onto the railings of a Primary school where Pamela the leader of the knitting group works, pupils will be encouraged to tie their own poppies to the fence too.

The second display was assembled in front of the war memorial outside our Town Hall.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,

We will remember them.


excerpt from the poem For The Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend 😘



  1. Wonderful displays. I like the mix of colours for their different meanings, makes a change from seeing just the red poppies.

  2. So toutching, Linda!
    Beautiful poppies

  3. Your poppies are beautiful Linda, and I love that you put some on the school fence with the hope that the children would put up their own alongside. Remembrance Day has always been a big part of my life - my Dad was born at the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month 1918 - the church bells were ringing to celebrate the end of the conflict as he was being born and a more peaceable man you would never meet.

  4. Beautiful poppies! Have a lovely weekend!

  5. Fabulous displays Linda! Really emotive! This so reminds me of my Dad who marched in the parade every year. Amanda x

  6. Those displays are fabulous, Linda! Gosh, you and the other ladies have done a stellar job.Seeing all those lovely poppies around and about will be a poignant reminder of those who have fought in world conflicts honouring their countries. I particularly love the display at the school.

  7. The poppies look so beautiful, what a lovely thing to be involved with. Poppy burnout is quite understandable though, it happens to us all with something or other. Having to make a lot of any one thing can suck the joy out of it a bit, you'll get your poppy mojo back in time for next year I'm sure.

  8. Well done, the displays are wonderful.

    I hope the week is going well for you, you sound very busy :)

    All the best Jan


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