Salisbury Remembers

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.Artist Impression poppies

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?

Poppy Donations

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.

Crocheted Poppies

Knit Poppies

Felt Poppy Template and Felt Poppy Step by Step Guide

When do we need the poppies?

All poppies can be handed into Information Centre in Fish Row, Salisbury Shopmobility or the Bemerton Heath Centre. Please fill in the Poppy Donation Contact Form and hand it to us with your 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


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