A Poppy Cascade in Mawnan

As in many towns and villages across the country, the men, women, girls and boys of Mawnan Smith joined forces to commemorate the end of the First World War by making a poppy cascade which was hung in Mawnan Memorial Hall for the village Remembrance Day Service. The project was led by Mawnan WI who helped the Rainbows, Brownies and school children to make their poppies.

Over just three weeks, contributions were made by Mawnan WI, Smart Penguin, Mawnan Mothers’ Union, the Village Craft Group, members of Mawnan Wives, the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, the Cubs, children in Classes 3 and 4 at Mawnan School and in the pre-school as well as many individuals who joined this community project. Poppies were knitted, sewn, made of felt, paper or card and over 600 were assembled into the Poppy Cascade which is intended to be a continuing memorial to the brave men of Mawnan who sacrificed so much for us. It will be added to annually and displayed in a number of venue around Mawnan Smith. £86 was received in donations for the British Legion from those viewing the Poppy Cascade.

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