Uckfield Mayor Cllr Spike Mayhew beside a shower of poppies at an event at Selby Meadow, Uckfield, on Sunday. Picture: Ray Whiteway-Roberts.

More than 1,000 hand-made poppies in Uckfield display

More than 1,000 hand-knitted and crocheted poppies adorned displays at an exhibition of World War 1 memorabilia in Uckfield on Sunday.

They were donated by people from Uckfield, Isfield, Brighton, Hailsham, Polegate, and villages in between, to be shown at an open day at Selby Meadow.

Next month they will be moving with the displays to join a World War 1 centenary event at Bridge Cottage. That takes place on Monday, November 12.

Remembrance Day

The Poppies in the Meadow Remembrance Day was hosted by Newtown Action Group. It was due to have taken place in September but was postponed then because of a bad weather forecast.

Organisers were delighted with the turnout on Sunday and pleased that Uckfield Mayor Cllr Spike Mayhew, and Deputy Mayor Cllr Jackie Love came to see the exhibition.

There were free refreshments for visitors and poppies were for sale with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

A raffle and tombola raised funds for the upkeep of Selby Meadow.


The Scouts Association helped with refreshments and children enjoyed painting stones for an Artytime event.

Newtown Action Group thanked all who attended the event and praised the dedication of those who knitted, crocheted, and donated their poppies.

They were also grateful to people who helped put up marquees and displays and stayed behind afterwards to dismantle everything.

Thanks to Ray Whiteway-Roberts for the photographs.

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