Veterans invited to hand carve a wooden poppy

Terry Harrington at work.

Veterans are being encouraged to hand carve a wooden poppy – at a special session with a master craftsman.

Terry Harrington will be at the Pop up Shed in Richmond on Thursday as part of the Healthy Horizons scheme.

The scheme is free to everyone who lives in North Yorkshire, aged 65 and over and have served in the armed forces, completed National Service conscription, or worked in the Merchant Navy in support of the military at some point.

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The Pop up Shed is a fully equipped woodworking and crafts workshop where participants can upcycle or mend furniture, try their hand at carving, painting, creative writing, photography, willow weaving and much more. Guest artists lead the sessions – and there is always plenty of laughter, and tea.

This week’s session takes place from 10 am to 3pm – the Pop up Shed is based at the Council Depot on Gallowfields Industrial Estate (opposite Swale Veterinary Surgery).

To find out more contact the Healthy Horizons Team on 01748 829100 or

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