Poppy display remembers animals killed in conflict

The display in the window of J&H Meynell.

A display has been created to remember the animals who lost their lives in conflict.

The tribute in the window of J&H Meynell Pet and Garden Supplies, in Finkle Street, Richmond, was inspired by the red poppies which were this year installed on the town’s Trinity Church.

A group of crafters decided to create a display of purple poppies in memory of all the animals killed in conflicts.

Lynn Rutherford, who helped organise the display, said: “The response from volunteer knitters has been amazing.

“Literally hundreds of knitted and crocheted purple poppies were donated and we say a sincere thank you to all those ladies who helped.

“Our thanks also goes to John Meynell, who kindly allowed us the use of his shop window in Finkle Street for the display. £109 was collected from the sale of pin-on poppies.”

This money will be sent to the registered purple poppy charity Murphy’s Army.