Sikh women visit Thetford to deliver knitted poppies for Remembrance project
PUBLISHED: 15:24 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:11 19 July 2018
Around 40 women from the Sikh community visited Thetford to deliver 100 poppies they had knitted and crocheted for the Thetford Poppy Project.
Individuals and members of Thetford’s Ancient House Museums Knitter Natter group have so far created more than 3,000 poppies.
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.
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.”