The Old Low Light Remembers – Poppy Display November 2021

We are grateful, as always, to volunteers and friends of the Old Low Light for the beautiful Remembrance Tribute now on display on the railings along Clifford’s Fort

The annual display, which has been coordinated by Dorothy Brownlee, one of our founding trustees, since 2016, includes a maritime themed banner made by Margaret Sturmey, which features trawlers and anchors alongside poppies.

Dorothy, an active volunteer at the Old Low Light, said the display represents the craft work of many local people – individuals and groups – who over the years have responded to appeals for poppies. The two wreaths in the display include poppies made by a youth group from the west end of Newcastle and some of the other poppies were made by members of a South Tyneside crafts group.

Over a month ago, Dorothy was talking to Margaret who offered to help with this year’s display. Dorothy was delighted when Margaret produced the banner which includes some poppies that in previous years have been on display in our café during the lead up to Remembrance Sunday.

Both Dorothy and Margaret have supported our current exhibition in the heritage gallery, “That’s Women’s Work” providing stories of women involved in fishing and maritime related industries past and present.


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