The Friends of West Hunsbury Parks thank all those who helped us put our 2020 Remembrance display together for the community of West Hunsbury, especially the ladies of Hunsbury Hill WI who knitted, crocheted, felted and otherwise created the poppies, sewed them on to netting and put them on stakes.
We hope that you will be able to use our display to help remember all those men, women, children and animals who have been killed or injured, as well as those who still live and are affected by the memories of their experiences in both World Wars and all later conflicts.
This year, as well as the many red poppies, representing remembrance and hope, we have added some black poppies to represent the African, Caribbean, Indian and Asian contributions to the war efforts; some purple poppies to commemorate the animals who gave their lives or have otherwise suffered in man’s conflicts; and some white poppies, which are to help us focus on achieving peace.
As 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, we have also added a “poppified” -emblem to the gate at the entrance to the Country Park.
If you appreciate the work that has gone into this display and would like to donate to the Royal British Legion, you will find a Collection Box in the Drovers Return café. 100% of the donations received will be sent to the Royal British Legion.
If you are not able to get to the café, there are other ways that you can donate :
We are going to put the ‘Remembrance Poems’ from 2019 back up around the Country Park, for those who enjoy some quiet contemplation. You will also find these poems in our Gallery. They are quite well embedded, but you can spot them by the poppies.