VILLAGERS have created a huge blanket of poppies for a display outside The Victory Hall in Mobberley to coincide with this year’s Remembrance commemorations.

Almost 1,200 red and purple poppies feature in the display, which has been draped over hedging at the feet of the sculpture of a soldier in front of the hall off Church Lane.

The display has been created by the Mobberley Knit and Natter Group as a village project.

The display was created by 20 women, and the project was co-ordinated by Anne Holloway.

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“Our Knit and Natter group helped Knutsford last year, knitting and crocheting poppies to display at the St Cross Church memorial and in the town centre,” said Anne.

“This year we decided to do the same for Mobberley, and started fundraising in April to pay for the wool and materials.

“Mobberley Parish Council made a grant to our project, local businesses such as The Wedding Barn and Ark Vets made donations, and the rest was raised by a justgiving page.

“Knitters and crocheters from Mobberley, both past and current residents, have produced almost 1,200 poppies, which have been attached to netting and will be displayed at the feet of the wooden soldier in front of The Victory Hall for two weeks.

“The display is absolutely fantastic, and I’m really pleased with how the project has gone.”

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Members of Mobberley Explorer Scouts put the poppies in place on Sunday.

Anne and her friends go into Mobberley Primary School every week to teach knitting to pupils.

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