To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, the people of Kirton-in-Lindsey worked together as a community to produce a spectacular Poppy Cascade. Composed of hand knitted poppies, the Cascade was suspended from the Bell tower of St Andrew’s Church in the Town. With so much military heritage from both the Army and the RAF, the impact of such a display has brought veterans and serving members of the armed forces to Kirton to see the spectacular piece of art.

The view up the cascade was breathtaking and it must have taken many painstaking hours to first hand knit the poppies and then to attach them to the camouflage net backing.

St Andrews Church Kirton in Lindsey with Poppy Cascade Remembrance Day 2018 Close up of the Bell Tower

I grew up in Kirton and it was so lovely to see such community spirit in action.

A visit to the Church on the day before Remembrance Sunday, saw me being lucky with the weather again with some whispy cloud and blue skies.

The Church sits on a raised barrow or embankment that is about 5′ higher than the surrounding road so it’s always tricky to stop buildings appearing to lean backwards in situations such as this.

St Andrews Church Kirton in Lindsey with Poppy Cascade Remembrance Day 2018 view of the whole church

I get around this by suspending my camera in mid air at around 12′ on a rather robust monopod.

The Church was open for most of the run-up to Remembrance Sunday and there were also a host of Poppy themed displays inside, so when my Son, James asked to go in, I was only too pleased to say yes.

On our way out I spotted these wonderful poppies made by local school children attached to a holly tree just outside the Church. They framed the bell tower so well, I felt this was the best opportunity to do the display the justice it so deserves when capturing the image.

St Andrews Church Kirton in Lindsey with Poppy Cascade Remembrance Day 2018

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