The river of red was created by members of the local community,Carpet of 5000 poppies at St Nicholas Church,Wallasey Village,knitted by the congregation for Remembrance Sunday.A stunning cascade of handmade poppies has been unveiled at a historic village church.
The river of red forms a stunning centrepiece to the Remembrance Day services taking place at St Nicholas Church in Wallasey Village.Each of the 5,000 poppies have been hand-knitted, crocheted or stitched by members of the church’s congregation.
This is the third year the church has unveiled the amazing poppy cascade, which will be on show to the public today from 11am to 3pm.Elizabeth Brandwood, chairman of the church’s Restoration Committee said: “We started three years ago, and it stretches to almost 5,000 poppies now.
“We’ve added another four metres of poppies to last year’s display – the congregation has taken to knitting and sewing like little Trojans.”St Nicholas Church, known as the Harrison Memorial Church, or the Golfers’ Church, was built in 1910, thanks to money from the Harrison Line Shipping family.
The congregation is about to launch a campaign to raise £1m to preserve the Grade II listed church, which is on the heritage ‘at risk’ register.More than £100,000 alone is needed to preserve a stunning stained glass window, donated in 1915 in memory of Frederick James Harrison, the son of Harrison line co-founder James Harrison.
Elizabeth continued: “We’ve had to take one of our windows out, our large transit window was removed because the stonework was so dangerous it wasn’t holding it in place any more. The stonework and the roof need replacing, and our stained glass is particularly good, there’s a collection of arts and crafts glass.”
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