Blanket Old Eldon Square with wool poppies for Armistice Day

MEMBERS of the public are being called upon to pick up their knitting needles to help produce a spectacular tribute to the heroes who fought in the First World War.

November 11, 2018, marks 100 years since the singing of the Armistice between the Allies and Germany, bringing an end to World War I.

A traditional remembrance service, led by the Bishop of Newcastle, will be held on the morning of Sunday 11 November at the war memorial in old Eldon Square, along with a parade of serving, veteran and cadet forces and support services.

In addition, there is also a charming plan to blanket the old Eldon Square area with yarn poppies.

The idea was inspired by Heaton resident Wendy Parker who oversaw the yarn blanketing of Heaton Cemetery gates last November.

Volunteers are now being asked to knit and crochet as many poppies as possible to mark the centenary year  as a poignant and charming tribute of commemoration 100 years on.

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