Duston Remembers 2021

Our wonderful Poppy cascade will be on display again this year and there will be the usual services of remembrance around the village.

We have other supporting events planned so please check back for more info coming soon

Duston Remembers 2020

Our wonderful Poppy cascade is now on display for anyone that would like to visit and pay their respects to the fallen. It will be on display and floodlit at night between 23rd October and 8th November. Main Road, Duston also has the poppies on the lamposts until mid November.

Due to Covid-19, we cannot have our usual remembrance service and teas. But here are a few ideas to do that we can help remember the fallen.

Posters are available for you to print and stick in your windows, please click on the links below

Or if you would like to, you can paint a pebble of remembrance and place on the wall at St Luke's. You can even add a loved one's name if you wish. We will try our best to preserve these for years to come and display each year along with the cascade



They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

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Duston Remembers 1918 - 2018

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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

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

Here is a pattern to help or you can use your own

You can drop your completed poppies off at Duston Community Centre during opening hours right up until October- pick up a label or make your own as we would like to acknowledge all contributors in our book

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Poppy Pinning Sessions

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We got off to a great start on Friday, pinning the poppies on.

You can drop into the café at Pendle Road anytime between 9 and 3pm, Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th to help pin some on - no need to let us know.

Further drop in sessions at St Luke's Centre, Main Road as follows but please let us know if you are coming to any of these;

Monday 15th Oct 6-8pm

Thursday 18th Oct 10-2pm

Friday 19th Oct 10-3pm


Tuesday 30th Oct 10-4pm Café, Pendle Road

Wednesday 31st October St Luke's Centre

Thursday/Friday 1st/2nd November Village locations


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

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