of poppies unveiled in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens
display of 200 silk poppies was unveiled in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor
Gardens on Sunday as part of a special tribute to those who died
the build-up to Burnham's annual Remembrance Day service, the
silk poppies are being sold to the public across the town to mark
the centenary of World War 1.
is hoped that 1,000 of the £1 poppies will be bought from
supermarkets in Burnham and Highbridge including Tesco, Asda,
Morrisons and Lidl, and at this Friday's Burnham Farmers Market,
to join the display of floral tributes in aid of the Royal British
ceremony was led by piper Gavin Utting, pictured, and attended
by Mayor Martin Cox, MP Tessa Munt, Town Crier Alastair Murray
and local dignitaries and residents.
Gaynor Brown from the Burnham Poppy Appeal told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We're delighted with the support shown so far - it was great
to lay around 200 poppies on Sunday. We'd
love to see 1,000 poppies here, which is our target. It would
look very special. There are plenty of opportunities for people
to buy one over the next few weeks."
The silk poppies being laid in a flower bed outside Burnham's
Mayor Martin Cox and MP Tessa Munt and, right, former soldier
One of the poignant messages on the cards with the poppies
Cllr Neville Jones with bagpiper Gavin
Utting at the ceremony on Sunday