A huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to the poppy project being run jointly by Cumbernauld Old Parish Church and Cumbernauld Village Community Council. A lot has been happening over the past few months and we’d like to bring you up-to-date.
We have met with two artists who are going to assemble the main display, and they are going to create ‘waterfalls’ of poppies coming over the galleries in the church as well as a poppy banner outside.
Our booklet giving more details about the 61 men from the Village who died in the First World War is progressing well, thanks to a hardworking wee team, and hopefully it will be available on the 11th November. The dedicated website will be a little later.
Our poppy bower and bench for the memorial area around the Village War Memorial are on order and should really enhance that area of the Baronhill. We’ll keep everyone updated as Armistice Day gets nearer.
Thank you so much to everyone who has handed in knitted poppies so far for the Remembrance Day 100th Anniversary display in Cumbernauld Village. Each one has been done with such love, care and attention – they are all just beautiful.
There’s still time to hand in more, so keep them coming! We have wool available at the Parish Church in the Village and at the Forge Centre in Balloch for those who need some.
Now for some great news: Some time ago we submitted an application to the National Lottery for funding to take the project one step further and create a permanent feature to enhance the area around the war memorial in the Baronhill. We have just received news that our application has been successful. We’ll let you know more of our plans soon, so watch this space!
Cumbernauld Old Parish Church and Cumbernauld Village Community Council are looking for ways to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War later this year.
One of the suggestions is to create a memorial display of knitted poppies. They have put together a sample of the kinds of poppies that can be hand-knitted (pictured) and produced knitting patterns for each design.
Obviously, the more poppies that can be knitted, the larger the final display that will be produced. So please pick up a pattern leaflet from the church or from the Community Council and make your own little contribution to the display. Thanks for your help!