Poppy Fall for 100th Anniversary WW1

21 Nov 2018

When word got around that the Fellowship Group had taken up the challenge to make a poppy fall for the 100th Anniversary of WW1, the jungle drums and grapevine went into overdrive. The feeling of wanting to be part of this, once in a life time project, appealed to many women and soon, beautifully knitted, crocheted and felt poppies, were arriving at church, from not only our local churches but from all over the Stewartry and beyond.   Some came with no identification as to the donors, but we knew that they came with much love from guildswomen, friends, and individuals, we felt quite humbled.   We would like to thank you all so much for being with us on this memorable journey.

We had well nigh on 2  thousand poppies.   The next step was to sew them to a net, which as you can imagine was quite a task.   However, with a small team of volunteers, we rose to the occasion and completed the fall before the due date.  It measured 7 wide by 16 foot long.

On a personal note I would like to thank the ladies of the Fellowship Group for all their hard work, you are stars, as not only were we dealing with the poppy fall, we were preparing for our very successful coffee morning last Saturday, ladies I salute you.

Helen Lunn

Poppy Fall in churchDetail of poppy fall