A cascade of poppies in Outwell to remember those who died in the First World War

PUBLISHED: 13:06 10 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:06 10 October 2018

This wonderful cascade of poppies have been knitted, crocheted, sewn or needle-felted by members of Welle Womens’ Institute and St Clement’s coffee shoppers. It can be seen in St Clement's Church, Outwell.

This wonderful cascade of poppies have been knitted, crocheted, sewn or needle-felted by members of Welle Womens’ Institute and St Clement’s coffee shoppers. It can be seen in St Clement's Church, Outwell.

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A spectacular cascade of scarlet, red and crimson poppies are decorating an Outwell church.

The flowers have been knitted, crocheted, sewn or needle-felted by members of Welle Womens’ Institute and St Clement’s coffee shoppers.

The display has been unveiled at St Clement’s Church, Outwell where the cascade of poppies, stitched onto white camouflage webbing, falls from the summit of the staircase in the south aisle.

It is part of the parish’s commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War. The cascade will remain in place until mid-November.

The “unveiling” occurred at a successful concert given by the Upwell Gilbert and Sullivan Choral Society, also a tribute to mark the anniversary.

The cascade can be viewed during the normal Sunday service in St Clement’s, and on Tuesdays when the St Clement’s coffee shop is open.

Coffee, tea and cakes are served as well as delicious soup and light lunches. The proceeds from the coffee shop go to help keep St Clement’s open for worship.]

Other projects being supported by the Friends of St Clement’s Church include restoration of some of the antique furniture, including two massive wooden trunks and a fine Jacobean communion table, funded also by a grant from the Leche Trust.

The stabilising and protecting of the mediaeval painted glass, especially that dating from 1420 in the tracery of east window of the Beaupré Chapel in St Clement’s, is also a current project, assisted by the glaziers

Keen knitters who helped create the cascade include Elaine Allison, Rebecca Broda, Victoria Brown, Helen Crittle, Sally Harman, Edna Hollands, Margaret Lake, Liz Robson, Ruth Saunders and Linda Shinkin.

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