Last year Witney Town Council was overwhelmed by the community response to the Centenary Remembrance commemorations, not least because of the 30,000 hand-made poppies we received. The final recommendation of the former WWI Working Party was to use these poppies in some way to raise funds for charity and create picture book/bookmark souvenirs of the events that were held.
These projects have been completed along with the creation of two specially decorated Witney blankets which have been beautifully created by West Witney Women’s Institute. You can see one of these in the foyer of the Corn Exchange. The books will be sold for £7.50 and the bookmarks will £2.00. Both will be available from the Town Hall with proceeds after costs going to the charities. They will be available from Friday 1st November.