I bought my poppy as a way of remembering my 2 great-uncles from Cardiff who died in WW1. I also have written a booklet on the 14 men of the parish of Drigg and Carleton in Cumberland who died in that dreadful war. Every year on November 11th. at Drigg Parish Church we hold a service to remember them.I take my poppy into our little Norman church to celebrate their lives.
” Remember , Mum that I died fighting for England and the English women and children and that I do not fear meeting death at all.”
A quotation from a letter from an officer in The South Wales Borderers.

Sleep after Toyle
Port after stormy seas
Ease after war
Doth greatly please.
Edmund Spencer 1552-1599.