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Peter Mancroft poppies1One for each Norfolk life lost: 15,500 poppies in church 

A poignant remembrance installation is on show at St Peter Mancroft church in Norwich to mark the centenary of the end of WW1.

Each poppy has been hand-knitted - some locally and some from around the world, including American and Taiwan. Local brownie and scout groups also contributed to the effort. ?Even though the knitters were following a pattern, each of the poppies is unique, just like the soldiers, which makes it a fitting tribute. Each poppy represents a life lost in Norfolk during the war.

The display was co-ordinated by Norfolk County Council's library service. 

Sarah Salmon, who co-ordinated the project, said, "We wanted to create something special in remembrance of those who died, by making an individual poppy for each person and we’re grateful to everyone who has contributed.”

The poppies will be displayed in the church until October 30, before being split into smaller displays and distributed across Norfolk’s 47 libraries and eight mobile libraries in November.

Photos by Alaine Mukene-Knight


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