DTC’S Handmade Poppy Waterfall displayed at Holy Cross Church

DTC’S Handmade Poppy Waterfall displayed at Holy Cross Church

From 1st November 2018, members of the public will be able to view the handmade Poppy Waterfall, assembled by Daventry Town Council, and displayed in the Holy Cross Church in Daventry.

Daventry Town Council launched a community initiative in April this year requesting hundreds of handmade poppies in order to create a beautiful visual display in the Holy Cross Church.

Members of the community, along with groups and societies, have contributed handmade knitted and crocheted poppies to be used within the mural which has been assembled by DTC and exhibited in the church. Maggie Evans, local poet, has also specially written a one-off poem to be displayed alongside the poppies.

This is one of the many events organised by Daventry Town Council and Daventry Museum to commemorate the centenary of the First World War ending this year.

Deborah Jewell, Chief Officer and Town Clerk for Daventry Town Council said, "This has been a simple but effective way of bringing the community together to create something visually stunning and at the same time, mark an historic moment by reflecting on the sacrifices so many made during the First World War.

A huge thank you to all those who contributed by making the poppies, as well as thank you to the Holy Cross Church for allowing us to display this."

The waterfall display will remain in the Holy Cross Church until the end of November and will be available for public viewing at various times throughout the month. Please check with the church.

For further information please contact Amy Simpson, Events and Communications Officer via events@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk.

Posted: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:38 by Amy Simpson

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