Battle's Over poppy appeal

Knitted poppies

We are asking our local communities to help us create a curtain of knitted or crocheted poppies to commemorate one hundred years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I.

The call is going out to all keen crafters to make as many poppies as possible.  You can download the pattern below, and all that is needed is some red and black wool. 

The poppies will be needed by 22 October.  They can either be dropped off at reception or posted to the attention of Emma Blake, Barrington Court, Barrington, Ilmintser, TA19 0NQ.

It is hoped there will be enough to create a poignant textile installation in the Court House, which will form part of Barrington Court’s recognition of this important centenary.

It is also being marked with a ‘Battle’s Over’ Beacon event taking place at 7pm on 11 November. A beacon will be lit in Barrington’s parkland as part of the national ‘Battle’s Over’ tribute.  It is one of a thousand Beacons of Light that will be lit that evening throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.

The event honours the many millions who were killed or came home dreadfully wounded.  It also remembers the huge army of men and women on the home front who, often in dangerous and exhausting conditions, underpinned the war effort - keeping the wheels of industry turning, bringing the harvests home to ensure the nation did not starve. The Beacons will symbolise the 'light of hope' that emerged from the darkness of war.

Poppy pattern (PDF / 0.3MB) download