Bratton WI's Cascade of Poppies


Having knitted and crocheted a ‘cascade of poppies’ as a backdrop to their village War Memorial in 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the end of WWI, the Bratton WI decided to recycle those same 500 poppies for this year’s Armistice.


They created a garland of poppies to encircle the Garden of Remembrance, where wreaths and crosses were laid during Remembrancetide.


As no formal Armistice ceremony was held during this year of Covid-19, villagers came in their own time to plant their crosses, and the red surround was well received by all as a fitting addition to the War Memorial.


- Submitted by Lis Lankester, Bratton WI