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Armistice church tower poppy cascade - in miniature

PUBLISHED: 18:06 17 September 2018

Nicki Dixon from Sudbury with her poppies in tribute to the Armistice centenary.

Nicki Dixon from Sudbury with her poppies in tribute to the Armistice centenary.

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Miniatures fan Nicki Dixon from Sudbury has created a cascade of 800 paper poppies in tribute to the Armistice centenary.

A close up of the paper poppies.A close up of the paper poppies.

She said when a shout went out from Sudbury Town Council for knitters to make poppies for a cascade down St Peter’s Church to mark this year’s Armistice Day, her thoughts immediately turned to her one twelfth scale church which sits upstairs in the box room.

Her tribute to the Armistice centenary started with punching out little red flowers from two shades of red paper and each one had to have a black felt tip mark in the middle.

She glued the poppies in place using clear adhesive and onto the fine pond mesh making up the base of the cascade in batches of 50 so she could easily keep count of how many she was adding.

Among the 800 there is a solitary purple poppy nestled in amongst the red ones. This a tribute the animal heroes of war which served and fell alongside their humans.

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