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Sikh women visit Thetford to deliver knitted poppies for Remembrance project

PUBLISHED: 15:24 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:11 19 July 2018

Some of the 40 women from the Guru Nanak Day Centre, Gravesend, and the Milan Day Centre, Dartford, who visited Thetford to deliver knitted poppies. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Some of the 40 women from the Guru Nanak Day Centre, Gravesend, and the Milan Day Centre, Dartford, who visited Thetford to deliver knitted poppies. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

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Around 40 women from the Sikh community visited Thetford to deliver 100 poppies they had knitted and crocheted for the Thetford Poppy Project.

Some of the 100 poppies knitted by the women from the Guru Nanak Day Centre, Gravesend, and the Milan Day Centre, Dartford. Picture: Rebecca MurphySome of the 100 poppies knitted by the women from the Guru Nanak Day Centre, Gravesend, and the Milan Day Centre, Dartford. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Individuals and members of Thetford’s Ancient House Museums Knitter Natter group have so far created more than 3,000 poppies.

Some of the more than 3,000 poppies which have already been knitted for the Thetford Poppy Project. Picture: Rebecca MurphySome of the more than 3,000 poppies which have already been knitted for the Thetford Poppy Project. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Organised by the town council, 5,000 poppies will be draped down the town’s Guildhall clock tower as part of the Remembrance events.

The women, from the Guru Nanak Day Centre, Gravesend, and the Milan Day Centre, Dartford, sat down to food and drinks with the Knitter Natter group members.

Some of the 100 poppies knitted by the women from the Guru Nanak Day Centre, Gravesend, and the Milan Day Centre, Dartford. Picture: Rebecca MurphySome of the 100 poppies knitted by the women from the Guru Nanak Day Centre, Gravesend, and the Milan Day Centre, Dartford. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

The day was organised as part of the Festival of Thetford and Punjab.

Festival director Indi Sandhu said: “The idea is to exchange ideas and there are a lot of similarities in traditions here and in the Punjab. A lot of Sikh soldiers fought in the two wars.

“It is a nice way for the Sikh ladies to honour their soldiers.”

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