WI members fill Tysoe church with poppies for Armistice centenary


Tysoe WI members Dee Spencer and Christine Harrop with some of the poppies on display at St Mary's Church NNL-180711-102055001






Tysoe WI members Dee Spencer and Christine Harrop with some of the poppies on display at St Mary’s Church NNL-180711-102055001

Tysoe Women’s Institute (WI) members have adorned St Mary’s Church in the village with thousands of handmade poppies for the 100-year anniversary.

The group is hosting a coffee morning in the church from 11am to 3pm tomorrow, Saturday, to raise funds for the Royal British Legion, before the service on Sunday.

WI president Jacqueline Franklin said: “We’ve been very busy making thousands of poppies to decorate our church and it is quite a spectacular sight.

“The poppies have been crafted entirely by our members from a variety of mediums including paper, wool, paint and felt.

“We hope lots of people will come along and see the tribute, along with a display from the local history group that includes photos and information relating to the village during this period.”

The poppy decorations will stay in the church until November 19.