Peterborough City Hospital unveils knitted tribute ahead of 80th anniversary of D-Day

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June 6 will mark the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings in 1944.

A creative labour of love has been unveiled at Peterborough City Hospital as a tribute to the fallen ahead of the upcoming D-Day anniversary.

The knitted creation took hospital staff and volunteers five weeks to ‘knit’ together.

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Around ten members of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust’s weekly lunchtime Knit and Natter Group – which runs at Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon – joined forced to make their latest post box topper.

Some of the NWAFT volunteers involved in the D-Day commemorative post box topper; Brian Rosam, Jenny Pepper, Anne Rosam and Lisa Rumbelow.Some of the NWAFT volunteers involved in the D-Day commemorative post box topper; Brian Rosam, Jenny Pepper, Anne Rosam and Lisa Rumbelow.
Some of the NWAFT volunteers involved in the D-Day commemorative post box topper; Brian Rosam, Jenny Pepper, Anne Rosam and Lisa Rumbelow.

Depicting individual poppies and medals to vehicles and personnel – the intricate post box topper now has pride of place in the Peterborough City Hospital atrium to mark the anniversary of D-Day on June 6.

Volunteer Lisa Rumbelow said: “Hopefully it makes people smile when they come into the main atrium of the hospital. I am super proud of the group and what we’ve achieved!”