Connecting the Community

Duston Remembers 1918 - 2018

Picture of a house

Here's our story...

Once upon a time we asked our lovely residents...

Can you knit, craft, crochet or sew?

We would like to create a poppy cascade to commemorate the WW1 centenary, made by members of the Duston Community

The cascade will be displayed during November at St Luke's Centre on the corner of Millway for all to enjoy

You can follow the patterns available or design your own; all that we ask is that you keep to the iconic red. If you can create weather proof poppies using any other method that's fine too

We'd like as many people as possible to get involved by encouraging groups, schools and individuals to join in. We can take poppies right up to mid October.

We will need help to fix the poppies - if this is something you would like to volunteer for then please contact us to register your interest.

Please contact us directly to let us know how you would like to get involved

Picture of knitted poppies

Local knitting group 'knit-wits' getting us off to a flying start

See our Gallery for lots more pictures

St Luke's Primary School held an event and invited members of the history group to go along and show the children what is was like to live during the war. You can view the pictures here

A label with a poppy on
Picture of a certificate
Picture of a poster

What an amazing effort!

Over 100 groups, individuals & organisations took up the challenge

5200 poppies were knitted, crocheted, crafted & sewn

50 volunteers glued, pinned & poked in the poppies

Our facebook post reached almost 55,000 people

Thank you for getting involved

We are currently looking into 'What next for the poppy cascade' and will let you know as soon as we can

Last updated: Wed, 15 Dec 2021 13:46