5th Dec, 2016

A show of support for fallen

Aaron Wise 6th Nov, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE is set to be adorned with decorated bunting in remembrance of the First World War.

The display is the culmination of a Pershore Number 8 Community Arts Centre project, which called for the town’s residents and youngsters to decorate bunting triangles to fill the streets this Sunday (November 8), in remembrance of the war.

The centre recently provided free starter packs with a bunting triangle, material samples and sewing and painting tips for people to take home and decorate.

There were also fabric painting workshops for children at Number 8 and an embroidery workshop in Overbury First School.

Jackie Ludlow, who helped run the project said: “We’re really grateful to local shops Avoca, Brown’s, Ogles, Whistlers, Fabrik Shop, Abbey Crafts, Blue and to Pershore Baptist Church and Pershore Abbey, who along with Number 8 will be displaying the bunting over the weekend.

Number 8 programme manager, Emma Bangham said: “The aim at the beginning of the project was to create 250 decorated bunting triangles to be strung together to create 120 metres of bunting, but we’ve actually had more than 350 triangles returned.

“A lot of time and skill has been spent on the decorations, with some painted and some embroidered or appliqued.

“There are also a number of pieces that are dedicated to the memory of a particular family member who fought and died in the war.”

Number 8 will be open on Remembrance Sunday from 10am to 1pm to give people the opportunity to see the bunting, and view Pershore Arts’ First World War exhibition in the gallery.