Poppy paradise in Chatteris

PUBLISHED: 10:30 06 November 2018

Chatteris In Bloom create a purple poppy war horse to commemorate the 100th annivesary of the end of WW1

Chatteris In Bloom create a purple poppy war horse to commemorate the 100th annivesary of the end of WW1

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Chatteris is aiming to be one of the most poppy-populated place around, with four separate poppy installations in the town.

Illuminated poppy at the Cross Keys in Chatteris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1Illuminated poppy at the Cross Keys in Chatteris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1

Tina Prior, of the Royal British Legion and chair of Chatteris in Bloom, said: “We clearly have a great community spirit when it comes to remembrance here in Chatteris.”

First, there is an illuminated poppy display created by Rebecca Leaning from the Cross Keys Pub, in conjunction with the Royal British Legion.

These are rope lights, with crocheted netting around them to create the poppy. They feature in several windows around the town.

Secondly, giant lamp post poppies, introduced by Deputy Mayor, Councillor James Carney.

Chatteris Royal British legion youth section create a veill of poppies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.Chatteris Royal British legion youth section create a veill of poppies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

There are 18 of them on posts along the High Street.

Next, young people from the Chatteris RBL Youth Section have created a netting, using recycled drinks bottles. This is a feature on the railings at the rear of the War Memorial.

Finally, Chatteris in Bloom have created the purple poppy war horse installation which stands in the church grounds.

It is an almost life-sized wire sculpture of a horse, covered with knitted and crocheted purple poppies to remember the animals lost in human conflicts.

Chatteris Mayor Councillor James Carney iwth one of the giant poppies decorating the town.Chatteris Mayor Councillor James Carney iwth one of the giant poppies decorating the town.

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