First world War

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day and Songster unveiled. Saturday June 29th, 2019 is Armed Forces Day and a chance to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country […]

Lathom Park

Lathom Park. Ormskirk. This monument, recently unveiled, acknowledges the very first Remount Depot ever established for a war footing, of any war, or any era. It was to be the benchmark of the other three major establishments destined to follow – Romsey, Avonmouth and Swaything. Local historian, Richard Houghton, whose original concept it was to […]

The Big Lottery People’s Projects Initiative

The Big Lottery People’s Projects Initiative Our good friends at Mane Chance Sanctuary, one of our chosen charities, have been selected as one of 5 charity projects to stand a chance of winning £50,000.00 in The Big Lottery People’s Projects initiative. Their Chance2Be programme helps young people who have lost their way for a number of reasons regain […]

Anniversary Charity Ball

War Horse Memorial Anniversary Charity Ball Ascot Racecourse, Saturday 8 June 2019. Dear Friends and Supporters, Please put June 8 in your diaries and join us at the inaugural Anniversary Charity Ball in The Pavilions, Ascot Racecourse to celebrate the first anniversary of War Horse Memorials unveiling and the launch of the 2019 Purple Poppy […]

blackie

Blackie Grave of faithful WWI horse Blackie to form centrepiece of housing development. Wonderful piece in the Telegraph (Fri 16th March) by Patrick Sawer, senior news reporter and Lynne Wallis highlighting the story of World War One war horse Blackie. The piece highlights how 20 year old Lieutenant Leonard Comer Wall requested that should he […]

Christmas gifts

Christmas gifts for you! This year why not buy a gift with a special meaning… one that helps us help our chosen charities? We have just taken delivery of five new items to join original favourites. We’ve been delighted by the response to our Christmas cards and beautiful Jersey pearl bracelets, and we hope you […]

Royal Borough OF Windsor and Maidenhead

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. We were delighted to meet with the Mayor of the Royal Borough Councillor Paul Lion and the Lady Mayoress Mrs Laura Lion at the Guildhall in Windsor to present one of our limited edition maquettes, which they accepted on behalf of the people of Windsor and Maidenhead. Poppy our […]

Purple among the red

Purple among the red. For the first time in many towns and villages animals of war were remembered alongside the soldiers who fought in the First World War with the laying of purple poppy wreaths. In London, hundreds of people attended the Animal War Memorial service of remembrance on Park Lane and in local churches […]

Cockington Village

Cockington Village’s first Purple Poppy Day. November 3, 2018. Many Devon villages lay claim to being ‘picturesque’, but take a walk back in time along Cockington’s narrow lanes, lined with thatched houses with their colour washed walls of stone and cobb, and you’ll experience a quiet charm that is a quintessentially English with its manor […]

Katherine Alexander

Katherine Alexander. Fabric Artist. We have been approached by Katherine Alexander who is fabric artist and lives in France and who is keen to support our purple poppy appeal. She has created a beautiful design as you can see which she sells for 25 Euros, and will donate 20 per cent of sales to War […]

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