Tuesday, 07 November 2023 10:03

Lullington's poppy waterfall

Lullington All Saints' Remembrance display this year will be memorable after villagers got together to knit and crochet 10,000 poppies 

The poppies have now been assembled into a waterfall, cascading from the church building in the South Derbyshire village.

The idea was the brainchild of Jean Burgess. Speaking to BBC Radio Derby, Jean said: "I put it on Facebook, and then another lady in the village said she'd put it on Facebook, another said 'I'll knit you some poppies' and it just escalated.

"We started the waterfall and we thought we'd need about 3,000 [poppies] - and my husband measured up and said 'no way!'

"I thought we'd never do it."

Jean, who knitted around 5,000 poppies herself, said that putting the appeal on social media and a websites in other villages got many more people involved.

>> Listen to the full interview on BBC Sounds

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Last modified on Friday, 23 February 2024 16:27

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