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Ludlow remembers

Posted on by royvickery |

In 2014 poppies (Papaver rhoeas) were widely used to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War; plots of poppies were sown in local parks, and a massive installation of ceramic poppies was displayed at the Tower of London.  In 2018 the marking of the centenary of  the War’s end seems to passing almost unnoticed.

However, St Laurence’s churchyard in Ludlow, Shropshire, has a display of ceramic poppies representing each of the 143 service-men who were killed during the War.  These poppies were produced by Loudwater Studio in Ludlow, with input from local people making each poppy unique.  After Remembrance Day the poppies will be sold at £6.50 each to raise funds for the local branch of the Royal British Legion.

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