10 million poppy seeds sewn to commemorate war

10 million poppy seed sewn to commemorate war

10 million poppy seed sewn to commemorate war

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ABOUT ten million poppy seeds have been sown across Test Valley to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Knightwood Road, Templars Way and Crusader Way, Valley Park and the War Memorial Park in Romsey have all been sown.

The council say the seedlings are starting to sprout and should be a blaze of scarlet in the summer.

Portfolio-holder for community and leisure, Tony Ward, said: “The poppies will be a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made in the fields and trenches of the First World War battle grounds.

"As the only flower to bloom after the devastation of the war it is a fitting symbol of our remembrance.”

Amixture of other flower seeds has been sown along with the poppies to provide a succession of colour later in the year.

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3:38pm Sun 11 May 14

skeptik says...

'The Canadian War Project' (Browser) Free access to regimental war diaries and much more. Day by day occurrences from arrival in the UK to the trenches. Many camps are named - Morn Hill Winchester, Hursley, Twyford - Hazeley Down, and many more, Camps in Salisbury, Rolleston, West Down etc. Some with era photos of the Canadian Army in Hampshire and Wiltshire.
'The Canadian War Project' (Browser) Free access to regimental war diaries and much more. Day by day occurrences from arrival in the UK to the trenches. Many camps are named - Morn Hill Winchester, Hursley, Twyford - Hazeley Down, and many more, Camps in Salisbury, Rolleston, West Down etc. Some with era photos of the Canadian Army in Hampshire and Wiltshire. skeptik
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