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Poppy cascade Unveiled

16,000 poppies have been used at the Town Hall.

A poppy cascade has been place don Chesterfield Town Hall, to commemorate the centenary of the First World War ending.

An appeal for knitted and crocheted poppies earlier this year saw more than three times the target of 15,000 provided by Chesterfield residents and people from all over the world to be used in making the cascade

Councillor Steve Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the number of knitted and crocheted poppies we have received for our poppy cascade – thanks to everyone who has provided them.

“This will be in place until after the remembrance service on 11 November and will provide a fitting backdrop for the commemorations.

“The remaining poppies are cascaded from the balcony of Chesterfield Market Hall and displayed in shops in the town centre so will provide a colourful trail through the whole town that we hope will attract a lot of visitors.”

The public are asked to add to it, by placing their own tributes on the grass at either side of the entrance.

 

   

   

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