Poppy Cascade

Our thanks go to

Wellesbourne and District Lions

St Peter’s Church

Wellesbourne Methodist Church

Chris Wyatt at CTS Forestry and Arboriculture

Wellesbourne shop owners and managers

And especially to everyone who knitted, crocheted, sewed and supported in so many ways!

Wellesbourne Poppy Cascade and Poppy Trail

This community projected was launched at the start of 2023 with the aim of creating 4000 knitted and crocheted poppies to cascade down St Peter’s Church Tower in Wellesbourne for Remembrance Day in 2023. Over 200 became involved in the making and the magnificent grand total of 7807 poppies was reached!

3104 poppies were stitched on to the cascade which will be officially opened at 11am on 28th October 2023 and there will also be installations at Wellesbourne Methodist Church in Bridge Street and in other places around the village.

There will be poppy displays inside St Peter’s Church and refreshments will be available between 10am and 4pm during the whole of Warwickshire half term week and weekends from 28th October to 19th November (except when there are services in the church).

There will also be poppy displays in many of the shop windows around the village and you are invited to take part in following the poppy trail from St Peter’s Church to Peter Clarke Estate Agents (you can pick up a paper entry form in both these places) and then all around the village to see if you can find all 18 clues. There are letters to find and unscramble to make two words to fill in on the entry form. There is also a children’s colouring competition and some lovely prizes are on offer.

You can download the form here Trail Entry Form & Colouring Competition. Forms can be returned to the poppy boxes in St Peter’s Church or Peter Clarke or returned electronically to wellesbournepoppycascade@gmail.com. The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 19th November 2023 and winners will be drawn at random from all correct entries and notified, so don’t forget to put your contact details on!

Poppy brooches have also been made by the knitters and crocheters with the help of the Brownies and these will be available for sale with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

Poppy Trail Poster.pdf