CRAFTERS, schoolchildren and town centre businesses are joining together to create a special hand-made trail of Remembrance through Cheadle. Community groups, nurseries and schools have been drafted in to make displays with a Remembrance theme for shop windows in the town's High Street. And knitters, quilters and crocheters are being asked to contribute to a special fabric cascade of poppies which will be displayed in the town centre.
The trail of Remembrance will be in place on Monday, November 5 ahead of this year’s 100th anniversary of the ceasefire which brought the Great War to an end.
Inspired by the ‘weeping window’ at Middleport Pottery, the trail of Remembrance is the brainchild of Dee Beardmore, of Redeezine at Number Sixty Two in High Street.
Dee said: “I just thought how brilliant it could be to create a poppy installation in fabric, so I started asking knitters, people who crochet and quilters to start making poppies for the project.
“It’s going to be displayed somewhere special for the Remembrance period and the idea is that each year we will add to it, so it can be washed and looked after and continue to grow.
“We have the roll of honour with the full names of the fallen from both world wars and in time we hope to incorporate that in some way.”
The fabric cascade, which will be entirely handmade by townsfolk, is being slowly pieced together at Redeezine and Dee is appealing for crafters to create their own poppies to add to the artwork.
Poppies in fabric can be contributed at the shop until Saturday, November 3.
Dee added: “I thought it would be great to extend the project and try to get the whole community involved, so I approached the schools and nurseries and some community groups including the arts forum.
“They are teaming up with businesses in the High Street so they can create a display for the shop windows ahead of the commemorations.
“It will create a trail through the town centre showing how the different generations and groups within the town are still remembering the fallen.”
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