Saturday, 28 July 2018

Kildwick's poppies


The main reason for my flying visit to Kildwick (see yesterday) was to see the poppy cascade that had been constructed on St. Andrew's church tower to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. It was inspired by the poppies displayed at the Tower of London in 2014 (see here), part of which was a 'weeping window' with poppies cascading down. The poppies at the Tower were made of ceramic, whereas the Kildwick poppies (1599 of them!) had been knitted, crocheted or fashioned from fabric and sewn onto a 17m long base structure by church members, villagers, children and members of a local knitting group. It was a very impressive sight.




7 comments:

  1. A wonderful idea, and beautifully done.

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  2. It is good to know that the four year long suffering and death of our bravest men is respectfully honoured by this lovely poppy display so lovingly made by the good folk of Kildwick.

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  3. A very pretty thing to create to recall such ugly times.

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  4. That looks really beautiful! They have one of the ceramic poppies from the Tower displayed at the veterans centre where my father is and it is very touching to see it.

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  5. Wow, wow, wow. This is so impressive and touching.

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