Exhibition: Passing Bells.

Twenty bright red handmade Poppies for Cornwall's Regimental Museum arranged against some WW1 era books in the library

Start date: November 7, 2018

End date: December 31, 2018

Location: Cornwall's Regimental Museum

A Handmade Poppy tribute

Last year the museum embarked on an ambitious project to collect 9,687 handmade poppies – one for each DCLI servicemen and all other Cornishmen killed during active service in the First World War.

The handmade poppies collected through the museum’s community project are to be used to create a special exhibition at Bodmin Keep, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War in November 2018.

The exhibition opens on the 7th November to the public, and will run until the end of the year. 

A sepia image of a private of the Great War surrounded by bight red knitted poppies
A handmade tribute to Private Harry Hooper, contributed by a family member.

“We’re attempting to commemorate every Cornishman who lost his life in active service during the 14-18 War, across each of the Armed Forces. It’s extremely touching that so many members of the community have put so much into this project, it’s a real labour of love.”

The Exhibition’s artistic director is Lesley-Anne Harris, she has designed an extremely heartfelt and poignant tribute using the near 10,000 poppies. Lesley is a volunteer at the museum and lends her artistic hand to creating posters and leaflets usually… this has been a slightly bigger task to say the least!

The Exhibit opens to the public on November 7th. in the old Guard Room at Bodmin Keep, home of Cornwall’s Regimental Museum. 

Handmade Poppy Tribute, Armistice Centenary, Bodmin 100, Cornwall's Regimental Museum, Bodmin Keep

Handmade Poppy Tribute, Armistice Centenary, Bodmin 100, Cornwall's Regimental Museum, Bodmin Keep
Lesley-Anne Harris, Artistic Director of The poppy Exhibit. 
Handmade Poppy Tribute, Armistice Centenary, Bodmin 100, Cornwall's Regimental Museum, Bodmin Keep
Nearly £10,000 poppies have been handmade and donated for the display which opens to the public on November 7th. 
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