Attleborough shop marks Poppy Day in style

A trader in Attleborough is doing something special to mark Remembrance Day by putting on a display of dozens of knitted red poppies in her shop window.

The window display at Susan's Work Basket has been attracting many admirers over the last few weeks after being decorated with the works of a local knitting club.

More than 60 wool poppies were made by about 15 members of the Knit-Wits club, which meets at the wool shop in Exchange Street, Attleborough, every Wednesday night.

The shop has now raised more than �40 for military charities after visitors and shoppers started offering money for the woollen red flowers.

Shop owner Susan Davey, said the project had snowballed after members of the club decided to make some poppies in August.

'We were looking at some books that people had brought in with them with flower patterns and we thought it would be a good idea to do some poppies and it just progressed from there. We had so many that we decided to make a display,' she said.

The shopkeeper, who has run the store for the last two years, added that she had sold about 40 of the special poppies, which range from three to six inches in size, in time for this week's Remembrance Sunday services.

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'We did not do it to make money or sell them, but people were so impressed that they wanted to buy them.'

'Everyone thinks the window is fantastic and we have had lots of good comments. We always do a Poppy window and last year we dressed up some soldiers. I'm not sure how we will top this year,' she said.