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The Nunthorpe Poppy Trail

Nunthorpe & Marton Knitters once again have excelled to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1.

The dedicated team of ladies have put together stunning displays of knitted poppies around the Nunthorpe area.

The Nunthorpe Poppy Trail is a walk which takes in the War Memorial near Poole Roundabout, the Railway Station, the Methodist Church on Marton Moor Road, St Bernadette’s Church on Gypsy Lane and The Oaks Retirement home on Guisborough Road.  Further details are available on the Knitters’ Facebook site. 

In addition to ladies in the group, local children from the Avenue Primary School have tried their hand at knitting and girls from the 2nd Nunthorpe Brownies helped to plant over 6,000 poppies at the Methodist Church.

A group spokesperson said: “Building on our successful displays last year we wanted to make a big impact to commemorate the 100 year anniversary.

“We estimate over 25,000 poppies make up our displays.

“We are also grateful to our generous community friends who have provided the war horse and soldier figures at the war memorial and the figures of evacuees at the railway station.

“This has been a wonderful team effort and we hope it is a poignant reminder of the sacrifice made by those who gave their lives.  Each poppy has been knitted with love and respect.”