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9th November 2018

Cascade of poppies created by parish to mark Remembrance

How long does it take to stitch 1918 knitted poppies together?  Answer: a bit less than it takes to stitch 2340 together!  Because that's the astonishing number of poppies that have been donated for an amazing display at St Michael and All Angels' Church in Foulridge.

"When we came up with the idea, we thought that 1918 was a great target to aim for.  We never thought we'd achieve it, let alone far exceed it," explained organiser Claire Scott.

"We've been inundated with knitted flowers, not just from the local area but around the country. We even had some sent to us from Canada and Italy."

Once all the poppies have been secured to the backing - a massive undertaking in itself - the cascade will be erected outside the church with the help of volunteers from Lancashire Fire and Rescue. 

Churchwarden Karen Wilkinson said, "We're really proud of what has been achieved.  Thank you to everyone who's contributed their skill and time to remembering our Fallen in this way."

The finished cascade will be unveiled at 11am on Saturday morning.  It will be on display for around a week and will be clearly visible to everyone driving along the A56 between Colne and Foulridge.