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High street store wows shoppers with hand made poppy display

PUBLISHED: 09:57 01 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:02 01 November 2018

Rhona Knapp, manager of BeActive Mobility in Diss, has hand made more than 400 poppies for her shop front display. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

Rhona Knapp, manager of BeActive Mobility in Diss, has hand made more than 400 poppies for her shop front display. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

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A high street shop manager has been wowing passers by with a display of more than 400 hand made poppies.

Rhona Knapp, manager of BeActive Mobility in Diss, has hand made more than 400 poppies for her shop front display. PHOTO: Sophie SmithRhona Knapp, manager of BeActive Mobility in Diss, has hand made more than 400 poppies for her shop front display. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

Rhona Knapp, manager of the Beactive Mobility on Mere Street in Diss, was inspired by the centenary of the First World War to create the shop front display.

Ms Knapp uses the bottoms of plastic bottles, which she melts with candles and then spray-paints red.

She said that she will keep making the poppies up to Remembrance Sunday, and makes them both at home and in spare moments at work in the back office.

Ms Knapp said she is most surprised by the strength of the public reaction to the display.

Rhona Knapp, manager of BeActive Mobility in Diss, has hand made more than 400 poppies for her shop front display. PHOTO: Sophie SmithRhona Knapp, manager of BeActive Mobility in Diss, has hand made more than 400 poppies for her shop front display. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

She added: I’m absolutely amazed by the response I’ve had from it, just that people have commented so much, it’s quite amazing.

“I think it’s a shame that we haven’t come together as a community and done something for Diss this year.

“We’ve always sold poppies here but because it’s 100 years it shouldn’t be forgotten.”


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