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Sunday, 20 October 2013

Planting Poppy seeds for Remembrance


Stanley Kaye from Peterborough has come up with the idea of planting poppy seeds so that next year the world is ablaze with poppies in time for the Commemoration of WW1.   His Facebook Page for all those who wish to remember with honour and dignity is 'Remembering World War 1 in 2014 one hundred years'.

Stanley's idea has caught on and gone global and was featured on Anglia TV news on Monday evening 14th October 2013, which reported on Stanley going to plant poppies at a school.  

The children had written poems and Stanley asked if they could be entered into our Pendle War Poets Competition and they can because we do have an "Under 18" Section and entries are coming in for 2014 - details on www.pendlewarpoetry.com

This is just one of the planting events organised by Stanley:


The picture is "Trenches on the Somme" painted by Mary Riter Hamilton (1873 - 1954) the Canadian artist who travelled to Flanders in 1919 to paint the Aftermath.   Mary is featured in the Exhibitions "Female Poets of the First World War" in the section "Inspirational Women of WW1" - details on www.femalewarpoets.blogspot.co.uk and www.inspirationalwomenofww1.blogspot.co.uk

The picture is featured by kind permission of the Canadian War Amputees Association, who commissioned Mary Riter Hamilton's paintings in 1919.

The pictures are held by the Canadian National Archives and can be viewed at www.collectionscanada.gc.ca