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Art Exhibition, Sun 11 Nov 2018

Moment of Silence at Pickering Parish Church

Moment of Silence at Pickering Parish Church

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Pickering’s Parish Church are making preparations now for a special art installation around the Town’s War Memorial, in church.

Schools are being invited to help create poppies, and it’s hoped that the people of Pickering will knit or crochet poppies, too. It is hoped that 1000 poppies will have been provided so that the art installation will be ready in time for Armistice Day, Sunday 11th November.

The Vicar of Pickering, Father Antony Pritchett, explained:

Pickering’s Parish Church marked the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War in 2014 with a special service. It was evident from the enormous numbers who attended that this was really important for the whole town, so it’s right that we mark most especially the centenary of the end of the First World War, as we remember those who came from Pickering and gave their lives.

The Town’s War Memorial in the parish church was put up in 1919, making it a very early War Memorial. It’s a work of art in its own right. It was given by public subscription from the townsfolk, and the peal of bells and the chiming mechanism of the Town Clock form part of the town’s War Memorial, too. So it’s a really special memorial in so many ways.

Patterns for knitting or crocheting poppies are available from Upstairs Downstairs, at the top of Market Place, or on the church website.

The poppies need to be in church to form part of the art installation by Wednesday 31st October, but can also be dropped off at Upstairs Downstairs.

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Dates Times
Sun 11 Nov 2018

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Hall Garth,
Pickering,
North Yorkshire,
YO18 7BE

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Map reference: SE 798840  Lat: 54.24628 Long: -0.77593