TROWBRIDGE Mayor, Cllr Dennis Drewett, left it to the professionals after taking part in a Knit and Natter session to make poppies for the town’s Remembrance Sunday service.

He tried his hand at knitting poppies as part of the town’s preparations for the 100-year commemoration of the end of the First World War.

Trowbridge Town Council’s information centre and Cllr Drewett were supporting the Trowbridge branch of Shaws The Drapers’ Knit and Natter session.

Local knitters were invited along to create woollen poppies using free wool and needles donated by Shaws.

The knitted poppies will be placed all around the Town Park in time for Remembrance Sunday on November 11.

Aby Cooper, the Council’s customer service manager, said: “We are so grateful to Shaws for hosting this get-together, and providing knitting materials, and of course to our knitters for giving of their free time in support of this event.”

She added: “Even I’ve learned to knit, something I’ve never been able to do before, and have contributed three poppies.

“The team at Shaws were very patient and really good fun – a huge thank you to them.”

If you would like to get involved in this project, please call 01225 765072 or email at