Sunday 11 November 2018 - Poppy Finale Service

We said farewell to the poppies on the evening of 11 November 2018. The display had enhanced lighting for the evening, a large screen was set up by the poppies which showed images of WW1 and WW2 with appropriate music, and a display of moving poppies was projected onto the side wall of the church.

The service started in the church and then moved outside to be at the poppies. The service was a shortened version of the original Dedication Service on 7 October but with the readings made by major contributors to the organisation and planning of the poppy display from the Northney Textiles Craft Group. The lights were turned off, a fire beacon was lit in their place and the Last Post was sounded.

Then, the playing of a harmonium which had actually seen active service in the trenches in WW1 accompanied the singing of the national anthem.

It was a very moving service.



Saturday 13 October 2018 - the poppies are lit

Monday 8 October

The poppy cascade can be seen all day. The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm until 11 November. Refreshments are available.

Sunday 7 October - the Dedication service for the Poppy Cascade

Thursday 4 October 2018 - the poppy display was mounted on the scaffolding

1 October 2018 - the scaffolding was put up - with grateful thanks to Phillip Newell for his generosityScaffolding 3

Phillip and Spncer after a successful morning's work putting up the scaffolding Scaffolding 2

Scaffolding 1

September 2018 - the poppies are all attached

The last netting is finished - 10m x 1.2m. All done in one day by by many supportive helpers - Thank you! See Gallery for more images of the progress

Last netting finished

September 2018

Another panel of nettng has almost been finished.

August 2018

We had an attaching Poppython on Friday 31 August at Northney Village hall, Hayling Island.

Lots of people came to help and another large panel of netting was finished. We also made a giant poppy out of poppies which will be part of the display.

Many commemorative lables were brought in and these will all be sewn onto the backing fabric.

Our poppy tally is now over 17,000.

July 2018 - Volunteers wanted!

We have undertaken to make a label for all those on the war memorials in St Peter's and St Mary's churches. There are a lot of names.

If you would like to volunteer to make one or several, please contact us and we will give you the names, rank, date of death, etc.

You can make the labels in any design you choose. As you can see from our Commemorative Labels page, we have a good variety. The labels can be as simple or as elaborate as you like.


June 2018 - We have over 16,000 poppies. No more please!

Please don't make any more poppies, but if you still have some you have not given us, please hand them in as soon as possible as it will take a long time to attach them to the netting.

We had an attaching session at Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club on 11 July. We finished 2 panels of 3m x 3m netting. A big thank you to all who helped at this.

At the Poppython at Mengham Rythe Sailing Club on 10 May we finished our first panel of netting.

Poppy panel

April 2018 - We have started attaching the poppies to netting:

Poppies on netting

March 2018

Poppython at MRSC March 2018