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.

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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.

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