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Chalfont St Giles RemembersSat, 23rd June 2018

Chalfont St Giles Remembers

The poppies around the pond are part of an art installation created by Chalfont St Giles Parish Council.  The display will grow from May to November and will be complete on November 11 2018 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.

Each poppy on display has been hand knitted by a parishioner; Young and old have come together to help with this community project.  The yarn used has been specially selected to be environmentally friendly and is made of a blend of wool and alpaca.

Each poppy represents a life lost during the First World War.  As the weeks and months pass from May to November the number of poppies will grow to represent the increasing number of lives lost during the conflict.

As the older poppies fade with sunlight and weathering they will represent how our memories of World War One have faded over the years. However Chalfont St Giles Remembers.