Our idea for a cascade of poppies generated a HUGE response and people from Tickenham, friends, family members of all ages and many groups responded with poppies of all shapes and sizes and all shades of red! The resulting poppy cascade will be displayed outside Tickenham Church in the week leading up to the 11th November. In the Village Hall foyer there is a framed display of eighteen poppies with the names of those who lost their lives in the two world wars and a book telling you more about each one. You will need to visit when the hall is in use if you would like to look at the book. This display will be moved to the Church on Saturday 10th November.
The Remembrance Service and Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the WW1 armistice will be held at Tickenham Church on Sunday 11th November at 10.30 a.m. It will be a very poignant service with eighteen children taking part and special poetry readings. Please come and remember the eighteen service personnel from Tickenham who lost their lives and all those who served and died in two world wars. You will be very, very welcome.
Tickenham Church and the Parish Council are planning a special service on 11th November to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WW1 armistice. We would like to make a cascade of poppies. Down the church tower would be wonderful – but we will need hundreds, if not thousands, of poppies! PLEASE HELP BY KNITTING OR CROCHETING as many as you can. Please ask friends, relatives, colleagues, anybody you know, to help. Even put it on Facebook! The WI are already helping and the Christ Church, Nailsea, craft group have offered to help too.
Here is a very easy knitting pattern:
You need red DK wool and 4mm needles
Cast on 60 stitches and knit 8 rows
Then knit two together across the next 3 rows
Then cut the wool off with about 8” left attached; thread it through a needle and thread the needle through all the stitches removing the knitting needle. Pull up so that the piece curls up. Sew up into a crinkly circle.
For the centre: With black, cast on 15 stitches and knit one row. Thread the wool through the stitches as above. Pull into a circle, sew up and attach to the middle of the poppy. Leave the woollen threads attached so that the poppies can be attached to a net.
More details of the commemoration later but for now it’s poppies all the way! PLEASE, PLEASE HELP. We owe so much to those who suffered and gave their lives in that awful war: knitting a few poppies is the least we can do. Poppies can be delivered/sent to 36 Clevedon Road, BS21 6RA
On 11th November 2018, Tickenham Church and the Parish Council will be marking the 100th anniversary of the WW1 armistice with a special commemoration. Each fallen soldier will be remembered individually and there will be a special exhibition, poems and readings and we hope to make a cascade of poppies from the church tower. For this, of course, we will need hundreds of poppies! PLEASE HELP US by knitting or chocheting poppies. There are lots of patterns on the internet and you can make a good number from just one ball of wool. Or if you are unsure, ring Vena on 07740 085 015
The 2018 Tickenham Flower Show schedule is now available for download. Copies will be coming through your letter boxes in the next week.
Flower Show Schedule 2018
Tickenham Village Field Day Sunday 22nd July, 1-6PM at our Village Field
Teams from various Village groups, clubs and organisations will be having fun playing each other in sporting challenges, such as Rounders, Boules and Walking Football.
Everyone welcome! Free entry! Bring friends and family!
Please come along to play, watch or simply have fun!!
Games for all ages, bouncy castle, rollercoaster…BBQ, Bar, Refreshments, Ice Creams….just turn up…
Organised by Tickenham Village Field Committee…profits raised will be entirely used to support the playground, sports pitch and field.
More info / teams; Dave Ellison 07791-748967, Alan Hooley 07970-408745
Despite a fantastic fun day last year, there have been no entries for the 2018 boules challenge, so sadly it has been cancelled.