Penrice Remembers: ‘6190’

Last term for Penrice Plus, Mr Carter’s Art group wanted to create their own response to the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Mr Carter explains: “Looking at larger scale projects such as ‘The Shrouds of the Somme’ and ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London, we aimed to create something that had more local significance.”

“Our piece is called ‘6190’” Each poppy represents 10 Cornish casualties of World War 1, with each poppy hammered by hand before being painted red and nailed in place. The white wall was used to form the cross on the flag of St Piran.”

Thank you to everyone in our community who has sent in pictures for our Remembrance Wall, which will begin to form in the week before our service.