Knit One, Plant One, In Preparation for Anniversary.
Sunday 16th March 2014 09:30 Community Posted by Anna Fletcher
Poppies
Efforts to get Tameside planting to create a sea of poppies and mark the start of the First World War 100 years ago have had a tremendous response.
Tameside Council’s cultural services team has been inviting schools, community groups and residents to join Tameside’s Big Poppy Plant, a project to commemorate the centenary of the start the war by growing a poppy.
During this month and next it is hoped that seeds will be sown in gardens, school grounds, community beds and on waste ground in all corners of the borough to produce a striking and spectacular scarlet display by the time the 100th anniversary of Britain’s entry into the conflict occurs on August 4.
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