1,245 Poppies

1,245 handcrafted poppies, each representing the Stockton service men and women who lost their lives during the First World War, will be on display at Preston Park Museum from Tuesday 6 to Sunday 25 November.

The project has involved over one hundred local volunteers including Preston Park Volunteers, school children and community groups. Each of the 1,245 poppies represents those recorded on Stockton’s Roll of Honour who lost their lives during the war. They are crafted from a range of materials including knitted and crochet wool. On an evening, paper poppy lanterns will light up the museum’s Winter Garden creating a poignant memorial.

We have been overwhelmed by the response from people wanting to be involved in this commemorative project. It has brought the local community together, from primary school children to their grandparents, sharing stories about the impact of war”.

1,245 Poppies will be on display to the public at Preston Park Museum from 6 to 25 November. Entry is free with museum admission.

Also on display at the museum is an exhibition, Hope in the Future, about the positive changes which came from the First World War.


Date, Time & Venue

Tue 06 Nov 2018 - Sun 25 Nov 2018 10:00 - 16:00

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

Ticket Information

Free with museum entry
Age group: 0 - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 9, 10 - 12, 13 - 16, 17 - 18, Over 18

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