Salisbury City Council and commissioned local artist Charlotte Moreton, are running a community project to create an installation of poppies made by members of the community. They will be displayed in and outside of the Guildhall, Salisbury over Remembrance Weekend in November. This year is the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War and to mark this 3 figures will be placed on the portico of the Guildhall, Salisbury to represent the 3 military services.
Members of the community are invited to attend one of our 3 events through the year to help cover the figures in chicken wire and handmade poppies. We are also looking for knitter and crocheters to get involved too.
How can you help?
We are asking all knitter and crocheters to donate a poppy to the project.
You can download a pattern from the Royal British Legion website or simply download one of our patterns below.
When do we need the poppies?
Deadline for handing in your poppies is: Friday 19 October 2018.
Take part in an event
We are also looking for volunteers to come along to one of our 3 events and help us cover the figures in chicken wire and poppies.
The dates of our events are:
Armed Forces Day on Sunday 1st July from 10am - 4pm in Salisbury Market Place
Salisbury Playday on Wednesday 1st August from 12pm - 4pm in Churchill Gardens, Salisbury
Picnic in the Park on Wednesday 29th August from 12pm - 4pm at Victoria Park, Salisbury
Help with the assembly
The final construction of the figures will take place Saturday 20 October 2018 in the Guildhall. If you would like to find out how you can help with the assembly of the figures, please contact the Council’s Active Communities Team and details will be sent to you nearer the time.
For more information please contact the Council’s Active Communities Team on 01722 417100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org