April 23, 2020
VISORS designed by a Uttoxeter school teacher are being copied around the world as schools and businesses scramble to provide kit for frontline medics. Graeme Quigley, Head of Design and Technology at Thomas Alleyne’s High School, created a reusable visor design that can be made in school using a laser cutter. Organisations and schools across the UK – and the world – are using Graeme’s design after he posted a video tutorial which has now been downloaded more than 6,000 times.
November 1, 2019
THE MANAGER of a village pub has pulled out all the stops to remember the fallen this autumn. Danni Molloy, who has run the Blacksmiths Arms in Kingsley for the past 18 months, has painted bright red poppies all over the Shawe Park Road establishment as a way to raise awareness about the forthcoming remembrance commemorations and also to raise money for this year's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal as well as Help for Heroes. Danni told the Times & Echo: “I decided to do this as The Blacksmiths Arms is a very community orientated pub.
October 4, 2018
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.