Bloomin' lovely at St Crispin's
Residents at one of Midland Heart’s housing developments at Duston, Northampton, spent hundreds of hours making poppies for a display commemorating the centenary of the First World War.
Residents of St Crispin’s recycled plastic bottles to create petals for 1,000 flowers which they painstakingly painted to resemble poppies. The task took from March to June to complete.
The poppies were then displayed on wooden stakes and fencing at the retirement village, while the woodwork group made plaques to hold photographs of WWI soldiers and a wooden tank for the remembrance garden created as part of activities for Northampton in Bloom and East Midlands in Bloom.
Last week, almost 30 residents joined a coach trip organised by the Duston branch of the Royal British Legion to the National Memorial Arboretum to commemorate the centenary. The trip was funded by Upton Parish Council.
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