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Knitted poppies to line Penge War Memorial from Sunday

PUBLISHED: 12:12 24 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:39 24 October 2017

Penge War Memorial

Penge War Memorial

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The display will be put up by Penge Partners community group

Permanent poppies are set to line Penge War Memorial from this weekend.

Inspired by the Folkestone Road of Remembrance, the Penge Partners community group decided to make their own poppies to attach to the railings that surround the First World War memorial on the High Street.

On Sunday, October 29, the group, which has members including the mayor of Bromley Kathy Bance, will be attaching 350 knitted and crocheted poppies to the railings as an act of remembrance, on the same day the Royal British Legion starts its fundraising for this year’s appeal.

Plaques baring the names of Second World War dead were raised around underneath the railings, following a campaign in 2014.

Maureen Kennedy, from the committee, said: “We hope the poppies will last for a number of years and that our residents will want to help keep beautiful poppies around these plaques.”

The ceremony will take place at 1pm.


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