Church knitting for First World War centenary

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HUNDREDS of knitted poppies will be on display at a church to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

The Garden of Knitted Poppies exhibition will be held at Sarisbury Green United Reformed Church, in Bridge Road, on Sunday, August 3.

A service of remembrance will start at 10.30am followed by the knitted display, which has been made by community groups, churchgoers and three WI groups.

The church will also be open from 10am until midday on Monday with a quiet reflection being held at the war memorial at 11am.

Another service of remembrance will be held at St Paul’s Church, in Barnes Lane, Sarisbury Green, at 7.30pm on Monday.

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