London Studies 5 had a great day earlier this month to see how Remembrance Day poppies and wreaths are made.
We visited the Poppy Factory in Richmond who makes millions of poppies and wreaths (not to be confused with the British Legion in Kent who distribute and sell them).The factory employs mostly ex-service men and women, who have injuries or diagnosed with PTSD. This gives them the confidence to go back into regular employment. We also had an opportunity to see how wreaths are made and also to make 2 poppies of our own to take home
Our guide also gave a moving account regarding the soldier that lies in the tomb of the 'Unknown Warrior' in Westminster Abbey.
Highly recommend a visit.