The Kent County Show marked the centenary of the end of the First World War with a community built knitted poppy display. Hosted inside the Garden Life Marquee, the display remembered those who lost their lives in the conflict.
To create the memorial, the Show appealed to members of the public to send in their hand crafted poppies. Poppies could be be knitted, crocheted or crafted from felt.
For more information on the display, contact Becky in the Show Office on 01622 630975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Royal British Legion
The Kent Remembers display included the Royal British Legion’s ‘Every One Remembered’ statue. Visitors were invited to make a donation and add a paper poppy to the statue. The ‘Every One Remembered’ statue aims to raise awareness and support for the work the Royal British Legion does for the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
In 2017, as part of Medway Fun Palace, Nucleus Arts’ 5000 Poppies project was launched as a community project. The Royal Engineers Museum agreed to show the poppies, and with The Cannon Pub in Brompton, all the Medway Libraries, Golding Homes, One Stop Shops and Pat’s Drapers in Lordswood a small thing became a HUGE thing. The target of 5000 Poppies became a final tally of 22,500 poppies and the involvement of so many communities made it a wonderful exhibition and act of remembrance. This year Nucleus Arts have gathered more collaborators: The Kent County Show, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Age UK, and many many other small groups. Importantly Rochester Cathedral are now involved and the poppies will also be installed there from September 16th.