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VIDEO: Chesterfield community asked to help mark First World War anniversary

Knitters and crocheters in Chesterfield are being asked to help mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Chesterfield Borough Council, in partnership with Chesterfield Combined Ex Services is planning a poppy cascade from the balcony of Chesterfield Town Hall in the week of Armistice Day this November, which will require thousands of knitted, crocheted or felt poppies.

Patterns to create the poppies are available here: Poppy patterns

Councillor Steve Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “The Town Hall is an iconic building in Chesterfield and a focal point of the remembrance services held each November so it is only appropriate that we use the building as a backdrop for the poppy cascade to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

“All handmade poppies are welcome whether they’re from schools, community groups, arts and crafts groups or individuals. Every poppy will be individual and will join together to create an amazing visual effect which will show our full respect for those who died in the war.”

Poppies can be dropped off at the Town Hall, Rose Hill, or at various points in the town centre.

For more information or collections, contact Rob Nash (01246) 550516 or email

First published on 09 March 2018 Last updated on 18 March 2019