Posted by: travelrat | November 11, 2018

The Arnhem Poppy

I wasn’t going to write any words today; just post a few pictures to show how Amesbury is marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War. But the, I heard that my friends Andy and Michelle at AR Metalcraft had received four brass shell cases from the WWII battlefield at Arnhem, from which they made a poppy.

It’s become the custom for one of their works; the huge metal sculpture called ‘The Ancestor’ to be decorated with poppies around Remembrance Day, so the Arnhem Poppy took pride of place among them,

The Arnhem Poppy

Among the poppies, you will see the occasional purple poppy … these are a recent innovation, to commemorate animals killed in battle.

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