Moving poppy display to commemorate WWI centenary

TO mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, those who lost their lives will be commemorated in a moving display at Uplyme Church. 

An installation of poppies will be shown at the church to commemorate the fallen.

The art installation and exhibition includes more than 3,000 poppies, which have been knitted, crocheted and felted by the local community.

They will be attached to netting which will cover the under-gallery of the church, under which will be projections of the local soldiers who fought and lost their lives.

Cut logs covered with moss in the body of church will create an atmosphere of remembrance as part of the whole installation.

Two year groups from the local primary school, will be creating a mini ‘field’ of poppies and the local Brownie and youth groups are also contributing to the displays.

Under the bell tower, a short, thought-provoking film made by Frances Rogers – who organised the exhibition – will be shown.

Other interactive exhibits and memorabilia, including an original war diary will be on display during Remembrance week from Tuesday, November 6 to Saturday, November 10.

For further information, and comments, contact Frances Rogers by emailing or contact the church office on 10297 444499.

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