The Miracle Flower – from Flanders to the Tower
Wednesday 10th November at 7pm
St Mary’s Church
Presentation by Jeremy Prescott followed by refreshments.
The story of the Poppy and how it has become the symbol of remembrance for those killed in conflict. From John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” to Moina Michael and Anna Guerin’s involvement in promoting the poppy in America and France and Major George Howson’s establishment of the Poppy Factory in Richmond, the way in which the opium poppy influenced the conduct of the recent war in Afghanistan, and the iconic poppy display “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red“ in 2014 at the Tower of London.
Entry is by donations for the running and upkeep of St Mary’s Church.