Crocheted Remembrance poppies appear at spots across Minster

Remembering the fallen Photo Pete Barnett

Hundreds of hand-knitted red Remembrance poppies are decorating Minster village.

The crocheted symbols in memory of those who have fallen in conflict and who continue to fight for their country adorn lampposts, gates, and fences from the top of Tothill Street at the entrance of the village down along the High Street towards St Mary’s Church.

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The town sign in the heart of the village has a giant poppy at its base, while homes and business are flying patriotic union flags.

Outside the cemetery a giant message spelled out in woollen poppies is featured on hedges either side of the main gates, spelling out the Lest We Forget message and the date 1918-2018 to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Poppy display at Attwells

Inside the cemetery by the war memorial stands the silhouetted figure of a solitary soldier by a simple cross framed by two giant poppies.

Poppy display at Attwells

More than 17,000 red, purple and white poppies have been knitted by volunteers for the 100 Armistice anniversary project. The flowers were then sewn together for the displays.

Read here: Remembrance services and events in Thanet 2018