Remembrance: Community poppies and a Tommy called Albert

PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 November 2020

The community helped to create a special display for Remembrance in Quendon and Rickling. Picture: PATRICK JOHNSON

The community helped to create a special display for Remembrance in Quendon and Rickling. Picture: PATRICK JOHNSON

Patrick Johnson

In Quendon and Rickling, people of all ages made poppies which were knitted, lino cut, crocheted, painted, felted, made of clay and made of wire for a display.

Quendon and Rickling Events installation for Remembrance. Picture: MIKE STEVENS, PRODUCTION PLUSQuendon and Rickling Events installation for Remembrance. Picture: MIKE STEVENS, PRODUCTION PLUS

There was also a Tommy called Albert.

One of the organisers from Quendon and Rickling Events said: “This was all put on to bring a little cheer during lockdown and to get all generations in the village involved for a good cause.”

She said the feedback had been very positive, and they were very fortunate to have had the support of lighting installation expert Mike Stevens of Production Plus. His event production business for private and corporate clients includes live events, video, audio, lighting and set design.

The installation was ready in time for Remembrance Sunday and will remain until tomorrow (Thursday, November 12).

Quendon and Rickling Events spearheaded a community poppies installation for Remembrance, with lighting installation work by Mike Stevens of Production Plus. Picture: MIKE STEVENS, PRODUCTION PLUSQuendon and Rickling Events spearheaded a community poppies installation for Remembrance, with lighting installation work by Mike Stevens of Production Plus. Picture: MIKE STEVENS, PRODUCTION PLUS

The clay poppies are being sold to raise funds for The Poppy Appeal - get in touch with Quendon and Rickling Events via Facebook. They start at £2 each and will be available from today (Thursday).

On Remembrance Sunday, the names of those who fought from the village were read out at 11am.

Mike Stevens was also the person who created ‘floating’ candles for Halloween, where children were encouraged to mark off their treasure hunt finds through the village, rather than knocking on doors.

Quendon and Rickling Events spearheaded a community poppies installation for Remembrance. Picture: MIKE STEVENS, PRODUCTION PLUSQuendon and Rickling Events spearheaded a community poppies installation for Remembrance. Picture: MIKE STEVENS, PRODUCTION PLUS

The community helped to create a special display for Remembrance in Quendon and Rickling. Picture: PATRICK JOHNSONThe community helped to create a special display for Remembrance in Quendon and Rickling. Picture: PATRICK JOHNSON

The community helped to create a special display for Remembrance in Quendon and Rickling. Picture: PATRICK JOHNSONThe community helped to create a special display for Remembrance in Quendon and Rickling. Picture: PATRICK JOHNSON


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