knitted poppys cascading down from the church ceiling

Community comes together to create remembrance display

Over 2500 poppies knitted and crocheted by visitors and local community partners are on display in the Chapel of St Mary the Virgin at Clumber Park in North Nottinghamshire.

The team at Clumber Park put a callout on their social media channels in the summer which has resulted in an outpouring of support and the creation of several stunning displays on the font, the pulpit, the rood screen and the gate to the Lady Chapel.

Residential homes, churches, Brownie groups, crafting clubs and WI organisations have all supported the park, owned by the National Trust, in producing the beautiful handmade installation in remembrance of all those who have fallen.

Those involved in the Big Clumber Poppy Knit include Worksop Wonders WI, 1st & 2nd Ordsall Brownies, Barchester Carehomes, The Edge, Worksop Vetarans, The Crossing Church, The Oasis Community Centre as well Clumber Park visitors.

Collections & House Officer, Danielle Brown says

“The support we have received has been overwhelming and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken part. This is the first year of what we hope will become an annual display, with more and more poppies being added each November”

The poppies will be on display in the Chapel until 27 November. The Chapel is open Saturday – Tuesday from 10.00 – 15.00. No booking required, admission into the park applies.

Posted on 07 November 2022

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