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Spectacular Display To Mark Remembrance

Thursday 25 October 2018

A spectacular display of 15,000 knitted poppies has gone up at Hertford Castle to commemorate the centenery of the end of World War I.

The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters used 170 miles of wool to create the display, which was installed today in preparation for an official unveiling on Saturday.

The crafters were assisted by schoolchidren, the elderly in care homes and other local volunteers. The youngest knitter was 6-year-old Bodhi Gover, whilst the eldest was 100-year-old Ivy Buck.

Society member Jo Bailey said: "We wanted to find a way to commemorate and remember all those who fell during the First World War, but also to raise money,"

The installation will be on display until 19th November and all funds raised will go towards the Poppy Appeal.

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