REMEMBRANCE SERVICE and WW1 COMMEMORATION

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.

A CASCADE OF POPPIES

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

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

WW1 ARMISTICE COMMEMORATION

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

SUMMER FAYRE

Tickenham Court, Saturday 16th June, 2.00 p.m.

Come and join us for a great afternoon out with lots of stalls, raffles, cream teas, tombola, money tree and lots more.  Live music with The Acorns.  No dogs, please!

UPCOMING EVENTS

TICKENHAM CHURCH EVENTS

16th JUNE 2018: TICKENHAM COURT.  2.00 p.m.   Everyone is welcome to come along to our Summer Fayre in the lovely grounds of Tickenham Court.  Stalls, cream teas, raffles, games and live music.  Enjoy a fun summer afternoon with friends and family.

14th JULY 2018:  BOULES CHALLENGE at the RING O’ BELLS, NAILSEA, 2.00 p.m. start  BBQ available. Open to all.  Make up a team of four – absolutely no experience necessary.  It’s all in good fun.   £5 per person.  Please contact Vena on 01275 856289 for details and to enter.