Harpenden care home create hand-made poppy dress for Remembrance Sunday

PUBLISHED: 14:46 02 November 2018 | UPDATED: 14:46 02 November 2018

The display at Willow Court. Picture: Rachael Messer

The display at Willow Court. Picture: Rachael Messer


Care home residents hand-made an impressive poppy display to remember loved ones who experienced conflict.

In aid of Remembrance Sunday on November 11, and also the end of World War One centenary, people living in Willow Court on Aldwickbury Crescent in Harpenden spent about three weeks making a display.

They made 100 paper poppies into a dress, each one representing a loved one who fought in the war.

Hand written notes, addressed to the family members each poppy represents, have also been compiled into a book.

Activity coordinator at Willow Court, Rachael Messer, said: “Our centurion tribute will be on display for residents, family and friends to enjoy, remember and reminisce.

“Our residents loved making the poppies and it’s nice for them to reminisce.”

Visit Willow Court to view the display.

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