Poppies cascade Worthing Town Hall ahead of Armistice Day  

More than 7,000 hand knitted poppies have been turned in to a crimson curtain adorning the entrance to Worthing Town Hall.

Worthing residents have been hard at work in the poppy-knitting effort to commemorate the Centenary of the end of World War One according to Worthing Borough Council.

Ginny Cassell and Becka Tappin from Storm Ministries made the final touches to the waterfall, watched over by Armed Forces Champion Councillor Tom Wye.

Ginny said:

“We’d like to thank the local people, individuals and groups, who helped to knit the poppies.

“The project has grown and grown – even this week we’ve had people sending in poppies through the letterbox, with stories of the people their families had lost in the First World War.

“We’ve even had some from as far afield as France and Australia.

“We sent out patterns, but people interpret them differently, so it’s amazing the variety you get.

“Everyone is unique.”

Outside Worthing Town Hall there are 666 crosses planted in the Field of Remembrance, each bearing a name from the war memorial.

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