Poppies created by blacksmiths at Moreton Morrell College - The Leamington Observer

Poppies created by blacksmiths at Moreton Morrell College

Leamington Editorial 16th Nov, 2018   0

BLACKSMITHS at Moreton Morrell College created commemorative metal poppies to mark Armistice Day.

The blacksmithing and farriery department was approached to create two poppies by Chair of Moreton Morrell Parish Council Elizabeth Greetham.

The poppies were presented at ceremonies on Remembrance Sunday at Moreton War Memorial and at Moreton Morrell School.

Dafydd Bowles, blacksmithing and farrier instructor, said: “This has been a honour and pleasure to work on this monumentally historic project. I took great pride in producing these two poppies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.”

Ms Greetham said: “The poppy installation will be on display at Moreton Morrell school for some months, after which the poppy will be permanently displayed as part of the Moreton Morrell church war memorial.

“This event has pulled together village, school, church, college and our neighbouring community at Ashorne and Newbold Pacey, where the second poppy will be displayed.”

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