Callington Poppy Wave

November 06th 2020

As many Remembrance Services and Parades in Cornwall have had to be cancelled, a volunteer group in our Town set to work during lockdown to make sure that those that lost their lives were not forgotten.  Over 9,000 poppies were knitted, crocheted and crafted to decorate the town.  Knitted and crocheted poppies were made into a spectacular poppy wave cascading from the wall of St Mary’s Church into the grounds to finish just behind the War Memorial where the names of Callington war heroes are commemorated.

At the base of this stunning work of art lies a poignant metal plague depicting two soldiers with wooden crosses placed in the grass.

The whole town is adorned with wreaths, poppies, wooden crosses and ribbons hanging from trees. Many thanks to everyone involved with this amazing project.

Although there will be no Remembrance Ceremony or Service in Callington, over 30 poppy wreaths have been obtained by local groups/organisations and individuals to lay at the War Memorial from Sunday 8th November through to Armistice Day on Wednesday 11th.

Lest we forget.

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