A little while ago we received an email letting us know that our Poppy appeal has spread transatlantic and that we were to expect a delivery soon. Well this turned out to be a little bit of an understatement…
Our crafter in America, Marion, had been told of our project by her nephew’s fiancée and it really seems to have resonated with her (and to be honest her whole family) and on a recent visit to the UK Marion with many of her family came into the Millennium Library to present us with their contribution – somehow in their luggage they managed to pack 400+ beautiful woollen poppies.
The family haven’t stopped there and since Marion has been home she has been knitting again, and this time her daughter, Sandra, has joined in making felt poppies
Marion and Sandra have set themselves the task of contributing 1000 poppies to our project and we extend our deepest thanks to the whole family for their contribution.
If you would like to help us reach our total of 15,500 poppies then please do get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) and for sample patterns visit https://norfolkinworldwar1.org/commemorating-the-fallen-of-norfolk/
To ensure that the poppies are ready for display in November 2018 please can we receive any poppies by 8th October 2018.