Knutsford residents knit poppies for Knutsford Market Hall

A local knitting group has been busy knitting 400 poppies for a display in Knutsford Market Hall ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

Knitted in Knutsford was set up 7 years ago by Knutsford resident Val Pallister when a friend asked her to make a ‘twiddle’ aid for her mother who was suffering from dementia.

Liz Hirley, Jenny O’Brien, Christine Massom, Kerry Reece, Val Pallister and Jenny Grossett

This led to Val knitting items for East Cheshire Hospice and Knitted in Knutsford was born. The group now meets every Monday afternoon from 1pm, in Dexter & Jones and all are welcome, whatever, your knitting ability.

Val said, “We’ve really enjoyed knitting these poppies.  We love meeting every Monday not only for the knitting but the social side and Dexters is such a lovely place to meet to.  If you wish to join us or want to find out more, please just pop along”

The idea for the display came from market hall trader, and ex-serviceman, Ian Drinkwater.  A display to add poignancy in the market hall leading up to Remembrance Day.  Over 400 poppies have been knitted by the group

Sandra Curties, Knutsford Town Council’s Town centre and marketing officer said: “This was such a lovely idea of Ian’s and the Knitted in Knutsford group really excelled themselves. We will make use of the poppies each year.

We will be holding a minute’s silence on Thursday 11th November at 11am and invite customers to join us.”

Photo courtesy of Sandra Curties.

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