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Mansfield Knitted Poppies appeal: let's make 10,000 tributes to war heroes

Michael Beresford of the Mansfield branch of the Royal British Legion, Executive Mayor Kate Allsop and deputy mayor Mick Barton with part of last year's netting and some recently donated poppies
Michael Beresford of the Mansfield branch of the Royal British Legion, Executive Mayor Kate Allsop and deputy mayor Mick Barton with part of last year's netting and some recently donated poppies

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on Remembrance Sunday in November, Mansfield District Council will be creating a display of thousands of knitted poppies.

Building on last year’s successful appeal, in which the old Town Hall was decorated with more than 8,000 poppies knitted by hundreds of local volunteers, by adding another 10,000 poppies to the display.

People are also being asked to donate plastic tops from milk and fizzy drinks bottles, which will be used to create a bottle-top mosaic of poppies. Green semi-skimmed milk bottle tops and red skimmed milk tops are especially needed but other colours can also be used in the mosaic.

The tops are being collected at the Civic Centre and the council’s offices at Clumber House in Clumber Street.

Those interested in taking part can take their knitted or crocheted poppies to the shop at 185 Westfield Lane, Mansfield.

Alternatively poppies can be taken to the Civic Centre marked for the attention of the Marketing and Communications team.

They will be collected until 21 September.