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Chance to buy a knitted poppy souvenir of Dereham Carnival

PUBLISHED: 12:01 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:03 24 July 2017

Dereham Carnival knitter Ann Edwards with some of the 218 poppies she knitted for the war memorial. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Carnival knitter Ann Edwards with some of the 218 poppies she knitted for the war memorial. Picture: Ian Burt

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Knitted poppies that formed part of a colourful display at the war memorial for the Dereham Carnival are raising money for the Royal British Legion.

Knitted poppies at the war memorial for Dereham Carnival. Picture: Kathryn CrossKnitted poppies at the war memorial for Dereham Carnival. Picture: Kathryn Cross

A total of 218 poppies were knitted by Ann Edwards for the carnival, one for every name on the memorial.

She also knitted a string of khaki bunting to entwine the chain link fence around the landmark to acknowledge those who knitted for the war effort.

The poppies were dotted around the memorial and formed part of a huge yarn-bombing effort in the market place which saw all the street furniture covered in colourful knitting.

After the carnival, on July 16, the committee decided to sell 50 of the poppies and they were snapped up within hours. The sale raised £300 for the Royal British Legion.

As they proved so popular they have decided to put up another 50 for sale for £6 each and anyone interested can purchase them online here.

Anyone wishing to get involved with next year’s carnival knitting can get in touch with co-ordinator Judy Rogers via the Facebook page here.

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