Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Commemorative poppies planted at North Devon garden centre

09:10 22 May 2014

Roy Lucas from Braunton, RAF Association Chairman, Ian Cole from Bideford, Former RN Serviceman, Kenneth Hartnoll from Barnstaple, President of the Barnstaple branch of The Royal British Legion, his wife Jeanette Hartnoll from Barnstaple from the Barnstaple branch of The Royal British Legion, Lieutenant Al Martin RN from Chivenor, Matt Cooper, Department Representative at Trelawney@Ashford, Ryan Cawte, Chair of the Barnstaple branch of The Royal British Legion and former RAF serviceman and Stuart Rason, Padre at RMB Chivenor.

Roy Lucas from Braunton, RAF Association Chairman, Ian Cole from Bideford, Former RN Serviceman, Kenneth Hartnoll from Barnstaple, President of the Barnstaple branch of The Royal British Legion, his wife Jeanette Hartnoll from Barnstaple from the Barnstaple branch of The Royal British Legion, Lieutenant Al Martin RN from Chivenor, Matt Cooper, Department Representative at Trelawney@Ashford, Ryan Cawte, Chair of the Barnstaple branch of The Royal British Legion and former RAF serviceman and Stuart Rason, Padre at RMB Chivenor.

Archant

Retired servicemen and Royal British Legion members among those planting the seeds to mark the anniversary of World War One.

The North Devon Gazette is asking readers to share family records and memories of World War One ahead of the centenary this summer.The North Devon Gazette is asking readers to share family records and memories of World War One ahead of the centenary this summer.

RETIRED servicemen and representatives from The Royal British Legion planted poppy seeds on Tuesday to commemorate the First World War.

The Flanders poppies were sown at Trelawney Garden Centre in Ashford to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the World War One.

Those attending included retired servicemen, Royal Marines, representatives from the Royal Airforce Association and Stuart Rason, Padre at RMB Chivenor.

Caroline Howell-Williams, general manager at Trelawney, said: “The aim of the campaign is to cover the UK with poppies during the centenary period in commemoration of all those who lost their lives in the First World War.

“The national campaign will see the Legion asking the public and local authorities to purchase Flanders poppy seeds to plant on their own land.”

Throughout the year, plans are afoot to cover Barnstaple in a blanket of red poppies, with pupils from 50,000 from eight schools busy planting seeds.

Other News Stories

52 minutes ago

Well known local DJ James Chapple says it would be ‘crazy’ if maternity services moved out of North Devon

Read more
10:31

New Natural England powers give trust authority to remove otters from English fisheries

Read more
10:26

Fourth Project SEARCH programme organised with Petroc for young people gets underway in North Devon

Read more
09:52

Cross country race starts and finishes at Lynmouth on October 9

Read more
Yesterday, 15:29

A surprise extra trio brings the iconic ‘I’d rather be in North Devon’ fleet up to five

Read more
Yesterday, 12:58

Casualties described as ‘walking wounded’

Read more
Yesterday, 12:36

Beach operators have revealed the mystery behind strange black patches which have appeared on Saunton Sands.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:23

Police have released pictures of Bideford mugging which took place in Honestone Street - can you help identify the two suspects?

Read more
Yesterday, 09:58

An ex-fire fighter from South Molton is speaking out about mental health and living with paranoid schizophrenia, as part of our Let’s Talk About It campaign.

Read more
Wed, 17:51

Police call for victims to come forward after 21-year-old had to be carried home unconscious after just three drinks...

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications