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Town centre decorated with thousands of knitted poppies

Volunteers spent hour attaching the poppies to netting

Volunteers in Godalming, Surrey, have knitted and crocheted thousands of poppies and displayed them around the town centre ahead of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

As part of Godalming Baptist Church's 'Make a Difference' week, the church decided to do a 'yarn bomb', a kind of street-art that uses colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn.

The 'Make a Difference' Volunteers

Kat Bennewith coordinated 60 volunteers who spent hours knitting and crocheting 6000 poppies.

A wonderful team (MAD team) then placed them around Godalming and my husband and I and another volunteer took two hours to put the netting on the Pepperpot.

There is two very special thank yous for Arty Crafty in Godalming and C&H in Guildford who donated and gave special discounts to those who were involved.

– Kat Bennewith

It's hoped the poppies will remain on display in the town until after Remembrance Day.