Knitted poppies have been installed in Birchington for Remembrance

Knitted poppies in Birchington Photo Alan Green

Birchington volunteers have decorated the village with an array of knitted red poppies to mark this Sunday, November 11 – the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

The group were out in force this morning (November 6) in areas including the Square and at Dog Acre to put the beautiful displays in place.

Photo Alan Green

The installations are the latest across the isle with fabulous poppy displays on show in areas including Ramsgate and Minster and also Cliffsend, although a knitted First World War soldier was stolen from outside the village hall last night.

The Birchington display was organised by resident Lorraine Castle who is part of the Birchington in Bloom group.

Photo Alan Green

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Other Remembrance events for the village include:

Sunday, November 11

Birchington’s parade is organised by Birchington British Legion. Meet at Alpha rRoad car park from 10.30am for the parade through the village to The Square for the wreath laying service at 11am. Following this will be the Remembrance Service at All Saints Church.

This is followed by the Beacon Lighting at Epple Bay from 6.30pm. There will be a performance by the Birchington Silver Band with the beacon lighting at 7pm,

Tuesday, November 6

World War One talk by Michael Lucas at The Centre, 7.30pm

Wednesday, November 7

Birchington Silver Band concert, Th Centre, 7.30pm

Friday, November 16, 7pm

Celebration dinner and variety evening, Birchington Village Centre, 7pm

Tickets £15 for a two course meal. Tickets from parish council office, the Village Centre or call 01843 841900