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Curtain of Poppies comes to Llandrindod Wells

Image representing Curtain of Poppies comes to Llandrindod Wells
8th May 2018 

Image of the unveiling of the curtain of poppiesA stunning curtain of poppies, which commemorates the fallen in World War One, has gone on display in Llandrindod Wells, Powys County Council has announced.

Thousands of knitters and fibre fans from all over the UK and abroad helped to make over 65,000 textile poppies that makes up the Curtain of Poppies.

Now part of the Curtain of Poppies has been unveiled at an opening ceremony held at County Hall in Llandrindod Wells last week (Tuesday, May 1) where it will be on display until Friday, May 25.

Over 50 people including council dignitaries, representatives from the Royal British Legion and community organisations attended the opening event including pupils from Llandrindod High School, who took part in a poetry recital.

The curtain's display in County Hall is thanks to collaboration with Wonderwool Wales and the Powys War Memorials Project, which funded and facilitated two free poppy-making workshops during which people made poppies for project.

Cllr Rosemarie Harris, Armed Forces Champion and Leader of Powys County Council, said: "I'm delighted that the Curtain of Poppies will be on display at County Hall this month. This stunning artwork is a fitting tribute to commemorate those who lost their lives during the First World War.

"I would like to thank the Powys War Memorials Project and Wonderwool Wales for bringing the Curtain of Poppies to Llandrindod Wells and I would encourage people to visit County Hall to view this beautiful piece of work for themselves."

Anyone who visits the Curtain of Poppies while it is on display in Llandrindod Wells will also be able to take part in a free competition and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize. All they would have to do is guess the number of poppies on the Curtain of Poppies.

The Powys War Memorials Project, which is being hosted by Powys County Council, commemorates the centenary of World War One, and has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cadw and the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

For more information about the Powys War Memorial Project, contact Nathan Davies, Powys War Memorials Project Officer by emailing warmemorials@powys.gov.uk or calling 07973 973 687.

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