Poppies for remembrance and peace installed in Dales village

Bainbridge’s poppies are back.

The large poppies – red for Remembrance and white for Peace – were installed on the railings at the Friends Meeting House this week ready for Remembrance Day.

The 4ft diameter poppies were created in March 2014 at Gayle Mill by David Pointon of Thornton  Rust who is a member of the Meeting House in Bainbridge.

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White poppies were first produced by the Co-operative Women’s Guild in 1933 partly because its members saw the need to work for peace.

According to the Peace Pledge Union they represent remembrance for all victims of war, a commitment to peace and are a challenge to the view that war and preparations for war are necessary or inevitable.

They can be bought from the Peace Pledge Union on line at www.ppu.org.uk/whitepoppy.

1 Comment

  1. “According to the Peace Pledge Union they represent remembrance for all victims of war, a commitment to peace and are a challenge to the view that war and preparations for war are necessary or inevitable.”
    And how, exactly, does that differ from the message of the red poppy?

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