Remembrance Day 2022: Roberttown Knitting Group creates touching exhibit to remember the dead

The touching exhibit – which was designed by the Roberttown Knitting Group – was placed on site on November 4 and has been the talk of the village ever since.

The delicately crafted display includes a knitted banner, mailbox topper and wreaths, all of which feature handmade poppies created by the band and their family and friends.

The group, which started during Covid-19, was founded by Anne Day, who came up with the idea of ​​creating knitted displays to lift residents’ spirits during difficult times.

Suzan Parratt, Anne Day, Sheila Brooke, Pat Holliday and Louise Rawstron with the Knitted Banner of Remembrance.

Since then they have created knitting displays for VE Day, Christmas, Easter, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Halloween and now a Remembrance Tribute.

Anne said: “This exhibit is an expression of our gratitude and in remembrance of all those who volunteered, sacrificed, served, fought and died for our freedom.

“I would like to say a big thank you to the other artisans in our group and to the family and friends who helped make the poppies.”

The Remembrance exhibit will be on view in the village of Roberttown until Thursday, November 24.

Knitted wreaths in Jubilee Garden.

The group will then place their Christmas wreath before the Roberttown Christmas lights are turned on, which will take place on Friday, November 25.

The Roberttown Knitting Group meets at the New Inn on Roberttown Lane on a Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. The group is often looking for new members to join.

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