A BLANKET of more than 3,000 hand-knitted poppies has appeared in Studley marking this year’s remembrance commemorations.
Cloaking the Studley Methodist Church in the village, friends and members of the church have created and installed more than 3,000 knitted and crocheted poppies, which include some gold poppies to note 100 years since Passchendale, some white poppies for peace, and some purple ones to remember animals lost in war.
The minister of Studley Methodist Church, Deacon Gwynn Bamford had the idea to “yarn bomb” the church as part of the villages Remembrance activities, and hopes that it will help people to pause and remember as they go by.
The installation will remain in place until November 20 and the church will be open for visitors on the morning on November 11.
People are invited to meet at the church for a Remembrance event at 10am on Saturday, November 11. A service will then take place at the war memorial at 11am to mark the occasion and remember all those soldiers who have given and lost their lives.
On Sunday (November 12) the Studley Remembrance Parade and Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph will take place, with various road closures around the village between 10am and 12noon. These will be clearly marked, but people are advised to allow extra time for journeys.