Remembrance Day Poppies for Sale
Three ladies from the Sark branch of the Royal British Legion spent their winter pottery classes making beautiful ceramic poppies to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Caroline Robins and Helen Plummer had the idea at last year’s Remembrance Day lunch when Caroline talked about seeing the poppy installation at the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the start of the War. Along with Lynda Higgins they began making the flowers at Lorraine Nicolle’s pottery and have now completed over two hundred. The poppies will be used to create a Field of Remembrance around the Men of Sark memorial at St Peter’s Church on 11th November as part of Sark’s commemorations. They are for sale now for £20 each and will be available after the commemorations. (The poppies can be posted for Guernsey for an additional £2 and the UK for £3.75.) All of the profit will go to the Poppy Appeal. To buy one contact Lynda Higgins on 832653, email Le_vallon_dor@cwgsy.net.
Pictures of Caroline, Helen & Lynda assembling the poppies, the ladies with their poppies and some of the Sark poppies
Pictures and words courtesy of Sue Daly Productions