Edith Cavell Centenary

A hundred years ago the Norfolk Nurse Edith Cavell was executed by firing squad for helping soldiers to escape occupied Germany.

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Blanket of Poppies recall's Edith Cavell's life

The blanket of poppies Credit: ITV

A blanket of hand-crafted poppies created by Peterborough artist Charron Pugsley-Hill was laid at the war memorial.

The blanket consists of 49 felt poppies made by Peterborough women, each poppy representing a year of Edith Cavell's life.

The blanket being laid in Peterborough Credit: ITV

It also has a centrepiece design of Britain, Belgium and the sea that contains words and symbols associated with her remarkable life.

Among the words are the name of the Peterborough School she attended, Laurel Court.

Words and symbols associated with the British nurse's life. Laurel Court School can be seen in the left hand corner. Credit: ITV

The blanket's designer Charron Pugsley-Hill wanted to raise awareness about Edith Cavell's life in the Peterborough community.

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