Are you a creative person, or do you enjoy spending time in good company? Then why not join the "Knit & Natter" Group who meet  in church each Monday from 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm. You can stay for the full three hours or just pop in for a quick chat! We have wool, patterns and needles available or you can bring your own project to work on. If you can't knit (or crochet) don't worry we will still be pleased to welcome you ...... and you may well be inspired to have a go!

Further details can be obtained from Mary Kay on 01253  884030 or Lindsay Mason on 01253 893118

The Knitters and Natterers would welcome woollen hats, scarves and gloves, either knitted by hand or purchased, for Streetlife in Blackpool. Below is a suggested scarf pattern.

Using UK8 or 4.00mm needles and 50g of double knitting wool, cast on 40 stitches and knit any pattern you like until you come to the end of the yarn. Cast off. Finished/bought items can be left on the literature table by the box for poppies.
Mary Kay

Knit and Natter Group
Brenda Cross would like to send her sincere thanks to all, home or away, who knitted or crocheted poppies for Poulton's Poppy Installation which has been situated around the Preacher's Post in the churchyard. Over 4,000 poppies were created and were used to form the installation. The carpet at the front represented "Flanders' Field". The centrepiece was the Wreath which was covered in 44 individual poppies which represented the 44 men of Poulton who were killed in the First World War. The poppies on the swags represented the men, women and children who died in subsequent conflicts and wars. The shape of the whole reminds passers-by of the shape of the tents used in that war, the carpet on the steps reminds us of “Flander’s Field”, the six individual swags of poppies represent the men and women who gave their lives in subsequent wars and conflicts to bring us peace.

Other poppies were made into brooches for which so many people generously donated in excess of £500 which has been passed to The Royal British Legion. Radio Lancashire were so impressed with the Poppy Installation that they came and reported on it for broadcasting on Remembrance Sunday.

It has been an amazing effort of this community and of others, both at home and abroad, to knit and crochet these poppies to bring this planned highly-original Poppy Installation to fruition. The Installation was dedicated on All Saints’ Day.

Brenda Cross and Mary Kay

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