A group of Augusta women have collaborated for Remembrance Day with a unique art project adorning the town’s war memorial. Claire Burrow helped co-ordinate a group of keen knitters across the Capes region who produced more than 1400 woollen poppies, many of which adorned the Augusta war memorial at the weekend. “The Poppy Project in Augusta began 18 months ago when a group of local ladies decided that we wanted to add to the ambience of services at Memorial Park and to promote public interest in honouring those who died in all previous conflicts,” Ms Burrow said. “Servicemen and servicewomen are represented by red, nurses by white, and animals by purple poppies.” Last year 800 poppies were produced, but this year’s bumper crop enhanced the eye-catching display. The project aimed to continue adding to the woollen harvest to be used for displays across the Capes region. Anyone interested in joining up could download four different patterns from the Returned and Services League website.