Our wonderful Poppy Cascade is back- with a special reference to our 90th anniversary. It will be on display from now until just after Armistice Day.
Lady Emma Crofton writes:
Well, the Cascade is up, and looking pretty impressive I think you will all agree. It goes with out saying that none of this would have been possible without John Arnold.
Thank you all so much for all your help. I think the golden poppies are very effective. A special thank you must go to Carolyn and Betty, who painstakingly sewed every golden poppy flat, so that even if it pours with rain and the wind blows, the message will still be quite clear!
I am sorry to say that this will definitely be the last time we shall see St George’s dressed over all. It is too much to expect the home team to look after the Cascade, not to mention the actual hanging of it. I am of course eternally grateful to the Ieper Fire Brigade for their invaluable assistance again this year. It will I hope, remain in peoples memories for many years to come as a tribute to all those who lost their lives in the war to end all wars 101 years ago, and this year, as many of you may know, we celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Consecration of St George’s Memorial Church, Ypres.