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18th/19th/20th May 2017

As the centenary of the First World War continues, the Craft and Garden Marquee at Devon County Show 2017  is creating a carpet of  handmade poppies as a tribute to the 11,000 Devon  men and women who lost their lives in the First World War.     We  would  like your help to achieve this project.

The hand crafted poppies can  be knitted , crocheted, made from  lace, felt. Wood  – anything other than paper.  Anyone can contribute a poppy and they should be sent to

Hayne House, Silverton, Exeter EX5 4HE where they will be stored prior to being “planted” in the entrance hall of the Craft and Garden Marquee in May 2017.  Further details or 01392 861750

Please include your name and address and any dedication that you would like to appear in our Dedication Book alongside the display.

Submission Form

Name _______________________________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________________________________



Telephone ___________________________________________________________________

Email _______________________________________________________________________

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Would you like to share you dedication with others on our blog?

Dedication ___________________________________________________________________



Update (Jan 2017)

The poppies displayed at the Devon county Show will be saved and stored and then reused for the Remembrance weekend at Exeter Cathedral and then sold with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

There are three different knitted poppy patterns and two to crochet.  Click here to download a pdf copy of the patterns.