Poppies for Peace

5th Nov 2018 - 19th Nov 2018 Event Type: Festival

Earlier this year groups of people spent many hours knitting 2018 woollen poppies which will be placed on the railings in the Outer Close to recall the poppy fields of Flanders.

The project was started by the Women’s Section of The Royal British Legion and helped by Winchester Women Reborn. Most of the knitters are from the Winchester area.

The poppies will, along with Box 459, form a striking impact as we remember the dreadful consequences of what is still ironically known as the Great War.