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Ex-service care home residents create Remembrance Day artwork featuring hundreds of plastic bottle poppies

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 November 2019 | UPDATED: 13:23 09 November 2019

Halsey House day service user Hilda Durrant, 86, with the poppy-themed artwork created by residents at the Cromer care home for Remembrance Day.
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Halsey House day service user Hilda Durrant, 86, with the poppy-themed artwork created by residents at the Cromer care home for Remembrance Day. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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A group of residents at a Cromer care home have created an environmentally friendly artwork for Remembrance Day, using empty plastic bottles brought in by staff, visitors and volunteers.

Halsey House staff, residents and volunteers with the poppy-themed artwork they created to mark Remembrance Day.
Photo: KAREN BETHELLHalsey House staff, residents and volunteers with the poppy-themed artwork they created to mark Remembrance Day. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Featuring hundreds of painted poppies strung across a fishing net donated by local fisherman William Cox, the project was the idea of Sally Mills, who is manager at Royal British Legion home Halsey House.

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The net, which has been put on display at the entrance to the Norwich Road home, also includes three purple poppies commemorating the animals that lost their lives during wartime.

Halsey House activities assistant Sue Wiseman said the artwork was part of the home's programme of Remembrance Day events, which will see residents attend a service at Cromer war memorial on Sunday and welcome 20 veterans from Holt and District Royal British Legion.

She added: "Remembrance Day obviously means a lot to our residents and staff and making the poppies was a nice way of getting everybody involved."


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