Staircase of remembrance

The grand staircase -festooned with poppies
The grand staircase -festooned with poppies

The grand staircase in Bath’s  Guildhall is currently  festooned with swathes of bright red poppies  – all made from crocheted and knitted wool.

A group of ladies came together to knit roses for Bath in Fashion in May, to fundraise for Kids Company.

They enjoyed themselves so much they wanted to do another project and support Royal British Legion in this First World War centenary year.IMG_2986

Plans were also made for knitting flourishes at the Council’s buildings in Keynsham and Midsomer Norton.

Bath & North East Somerset Council Chairman, Councillor Martin Veal, said: “The Council was delighted to be approached by the knitting group. The poppies will be in the Guildhall, up the main staircase, in early November.

“Sunday 9 November is Remembrance Sunday and the following Tuesday 11 November marks the Armistice of 1918 that ended the First World War.

The Council will make a donation to Royal British Legion to show our support for the charity’s invaluable work.”

Major Roger Evans, Royal British Legion, Bath Branch, said: “This is a fantastic way of raising awareness of the Legion’s Poppy Appeal. We hope that local people will take the opportunity to see the knitted poppies when they go on display in the Guildhall.”