The Salford Pals


    1 July being the anniversary of The Battle of The Somme…..   THE SALFORD PALS Waiting for the whistle blast In a war they said would never last The counting down from ten begun Nervous feet on the bottom rung From the bowels of their dirty trench Leaving safety, leaving stench Thiepval Wood […]

The Unknown Warrior


November 7th was the day Four bodies taken from where they lay All exhumed from their battlefield grave Just four of the many warriors brave The soldiers digging not told why Their comrades were not left to lie The fallen four with names unknown Then taken from the combat zone In the makeshift chapel at […]

Why We Wear Poppies On Remembrance Day


From The poppy remains to this day an “enduring symbol of remembrance of the First World War”. Often associated with Armistice Day on 11 November, the poppy’s origin as a symbol of remembrance remains in the landscapes of the First World War. Helen Mavin, curator at the Imperial War Museum, explained the reasons behind the […]

Buses Sport Giant Poppies – And Offer Free Travel To Armed Services Personnel

Poppy bus

  From YorkMix.   Serving members of the armed forces will enjoy free travel as a bus company backs the Poppy Appeal. Transdev, which runs the Coastliner and Cityzap services, has adorned several of its buses with large sized commemorative poppies as a tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom. Building on its […]

Moving Ceremony At Imphal Barracks As Soldiers Remember The Fallen


    From YorkMix.   Soldiers and civilians gathered at Imphal Barracks in York to remember the fallen of both world wars and recent conflicts. In the first ceremony of its kind since it was announced that the barracks is to close, more than a thousand people from from headquarters 1st UK Division, 2nd Signal […]

Thirsk Yarnbombers Ready With 35,000 Knitted Poppies


  from BBC News.   More than 35,000 poppies have been hand-made to decorate a North Yorkshire market town. Thirsk Yarnbombers organised the huge poppy knit, and said volunteers had sent in knitted and crocheted flowers from all over the world. The main display is on the side of St Mary’s Church, and more poppies […]

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