IN PICTURES: Hemel Hempstead's Yarn Bombers create knitted display for Remembrance Day

Look out for the displays around Hemel Hempstead

Friday, 30th October 2020, 9:55 am
Updated Friday, 30th October 2020, 9:57 am
Yarn bombers in Hemel Hempstead have created a knitted display for Remembrance Day

Yarn bombers in Hemel Hempstead have created a knitted display for Remembrance Day and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. This will be the third year that the group have created a knitted display, and this year a new installation for the Jellicoe Water Gardens is being created, all the toppers and displays are now out. Christine Allsopp, who started the group two years ago, said: "We will be displaying red and purple poppies to remember the men and women who have served during our wars and the many animals who also took part. Attached to the displays will be labels with a link/QR code to our GoFund page which we use for collecting any donations. This year we are also raising money for a local animal charity as well as the local Poppy Appeal. We have had some donations on the Go Fund Me page already, which has been great, and we have had lots of positive comments and messages on Facebook. The response has been great, it's good to see receive some recognition for the work the group does. For us it is about enjoying it, we all enjoy it and that's why we do it. There will be knitted poppies sold at three locations, there will be purple poppies at Animaltastic in The Queen's Square, and red poppies at the Gadebridge Pharmacy, and The House of Elliott, on the High Street." If you spot the toppers and displays around town, you can share your photos by emailing [email protected]

Purple poppies have been knitted to remember the animals lost in the war
Colette Colls saw this postbox topper in Midland Hill
Knitted poppy displays at Bennetts Gate shops
Yarnbomb Hemel Hempstead are also raising money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and Murphy's Army Purple Poppy Campaign
Knitted poppy displays at Leverstock Green Shops
Knitted poppies at The Deans
Red and purple poppies will be displayed to remember the men and women who have served during our wars and the many animals who also took part
Poppy displays and postbox toppers at The Heights
This will be the third year that the group have created a knitted display for Remembrance Day
Knitted post box toppers in The Old Town
A display of knitted poppies Jellicoe Gardens