Get knitting to remember the heroes of World War One

History / Wed 20th Aug 2014 at 09:45am

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to knit poppies for a special display in the entrance of the Civic Centre as part of Harlow’s World War One Centenary.

The community knitting project is being launched this Wednesday 20 August 2014 with residents invited to a special “Knit In” at the Gibberd Gallery between 6.30pm and 8pm. Residents can bringing along their knitting or crochet needles and get knitting. Knitting and crochet patterns and initial wool will be provided along with light refreshments.

Residents are asked to knit poppies over a 12 week period in the run up to Remembrance Sunday on 9 November 2014. Anyone can take part in the project – knitting, crocheting or even weaving loom bands.

The poppies will go on display in the entrance of the Civic Centre from Monday 20 October 2014.

The project is being run by the Chairman of Harlow Council, Councillor Ian Beckett, and Harlow Art Trust.

Councillor Ian Beckett, Chairman of Harlow Council, said: “This will be great way to bring the community together to create something to help remember those who sacrificed their lives for us. Poppies are a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime and each poppy created will be gradually arranged in the entrance to Harlow Civic Centre.

It is hoped that this will give a poignant impression of a field of poppies growing as the town approaches Remembrance Day.”

After the project the poppies will be donated to the Royal British Legion to raise funds for their important work.

It is also hoped that this project may lead to the creation of a Harlow Knitting Group that might be interested in engaging in future projects.

For more information on the project please contact: [email protected]

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