Last year the picturesque Cockington in Devon became the first village in Britain to hold a Purple Poppy Day in support of War Horse Memorial. The idea was the brainchild
Last year the picturesque Cockington in Devon became the first village in Britain to hold a Purple Poppy Day in support of War Horse Memorial. The idea was the brainchild of Kirk and Hannah Petrakis ( pictured here) who run K and H Cockington Carriages and provide popular rides around the village. They had been selling pin badges and came up with the idea of a special ceremony to remember the local men and horses who gave service and sacrifice in the First World War. More than 200 residents joined members of the Royal British Legion; local MP Kevin Foster; Councillor Nicole Amil and ladies from The Red Hat Society in a special service of remembrance which included readings and poetry and a special song, written and performed by the local choir. This year the village aims to go one better and the popular pub, The Drum Inn will play host to an afternoon and evening of music and entertainment. Matt Rogan from local radio station Breeze FM will be on hand oncer again to help organise things with Kirk and Hannah, who we are proud to say have agreed to become of Ambassador Volunteers and are already raising lots of money for our good causes. The party starts at 2pm and we are delighted to report that our favourite soprano and special Ambassador Christina Johnston will be guest of honour and has agreed to sing for the village. Its going to be a wonderful day!
(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm