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Poppies to bloom in Ferndown to commemorate WW1 centenary
11:00am Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
THOUSANDS of poppies will bloom in Ferndown next year to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
Haskins Garden Centre in the town will give bags of Unwins poppy seeds away to schools and organisations for planting next spring.
The bright flowers will serve as a reminder of the war, which is estimated to have claimed more than 16 million lives worldwide.
Julian Winfield, chief executive at the garden centre, said he hopes organisations ranging from churches to schools and army, air and sea cadet units will find appropriate locations in the town for the flowers.
“We hope that real poppies will act as a reminder of the sacrifices made by so many during the centenary of the start of the Great War,” he said.
“We have not been able to secure many poppy packs due to the demand so they will be issued on a first-come first-served basis.”
For more information, visit Haskins.co.uk
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