Library reveals Poppy curtain to honour Barry men who died in WW1
A handmade knitted poppy curtain is on display at Barry library, to honour the Royal British Legion.
A total of 1149 poppies have been knitted into three separate curtains, and each one represents a Barry man who gave their lives in the First World War.
The Barry WI MEMBERS, who created the curtains at the local Knit and Natter group, were at the official launch on Wednesday 24 October.
Vale Mayor Cllr Leighton Rowlands opened the event, officially inviting the British Legion to start the poppy sales, along with Barry town Mayor Cllr Janice Charles and Vale AM Jane Hutt.
Cllr Rowlands said: “We are here because the good ladies of Barry Women’s Institute have created commemorative poppy curtains by knitting a poppy to honour every Barry man that gave their lives in the conflict of the First World War.
“With guidance from Dr Jonathan Hicks our noted local war historian and his recent book, they have knitted 1149 poppies.
“The WI asked the Royal British Legion for help in finding a suitable venue to exhibit the curtains during the poppy appeal. Teresa from the British Legion did a quick on- line poll and Barry Library came up as a favoured venue.”