In which I venture to see the knitted poppies of Walsham 

By chance, I saw via Facebook that the village of Walsham le Willows has decorated its beautiful church with hundreds of knitted and crocheted poppies for Remembrance Day. So, the Little One and I headed out for an adventure last week to take a look. 

Sadly the outside of the church was in shadow so my picture of the gorgeous drape of poppies along the tower is not good at all, but you can see really lovely pictures online:
There are over 5000 poppies in all. Inside the porch there is a display, too, featuring a page on each lost soldier from the village, with lots of old photos. It’s very moving, not just the losses themselves, but the lengths people have gone to to commemorate their relatives.


The church itself is large and light, with a beautiful hammer beam roof:

The churchyard was bathed in gorgeous Autumn sunlight:

It is definitely worth a trip to see the poppies here. The village centre is beautiful, too, with a cafe (next time!) and a butcher with a deli. There’s a week left to see them, I think, so do go!