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6th Jul, 2022

Handmade poppies will help remember

HUNDREDS of handmade poppies will help remember those who lost their lives in the First World War.

The Tysoe Women’s Institute will decorate St Mary’s Church for a Festival of Remembrance from November 6 to 19 to mark when the guns fell silent across Europe.

A display from the local history group will include photos and information relating to the village during the time and individual tributes to servicemen and women who lost their lives will also be on display.

Among those honoured will be 20 people from the area, who have their names listed on the village green memorial.

President Jacqueline Franklin said: “We’ve been very busy making hundreds of poppies to decorate our church and it should be quite a spectacular sight. The poppies are being entirely crafted by our members from a variety of mediums including paper, wool, paint and felt.

“We do hope everyone will visit the church during this time and help us remember those who have paid the price for our freedom.”

The group will also be hosting a coffee morning in the church on November 10 from 11am to 3pm to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

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