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400 personalised poppies

Community, NewsJoanne Eisemann

RESIDENTS OF Kanangra Faye Woods and Bessie Westwood put the finishing touches to the ‘Poppy Banner’ they’ve been making during several months worth of their craft days.

A true labor of love, the Banner contains over 400 crocheted Red Poppies, each complete with a name tag, duplicating all the names of the World War 1 service personnel listed on the Deloraine Cenotaph.

The banner has been formally handed over to the Deloraine RSL Sub-Branch for safe keeping and display, and may currently be viewed at St Marks Church in Deloraine.

Sub-Branch President, Mr Peter Ashton DCM, stated “What a very thoughtful and practical way of saying, We will remember them” and thanked all the ladies involved in the banner’s making: Faye Woods, Bessie Westwood, Joan Scott, Phyllis Cubit, Daphne Cole and Rita Whiteley.

L-R Faye Woods and Bessie Westwood put the finishing touches on the impressive poppy banner. Photo by Mike Moores

L-R Faye Woods and Bessie Westwood put the finishing touches on the impressive poppy banner. Photo by Mike Moores