Moorcroft In Memoriam

Moorcroft In Memoriam

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Designer: Rachel Bishop
Diameter 4"
Limited edition of 30
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Artificial poppies for the first poppy appeal in 1921 had been imported from France by Madame Anna Guérin, but in 1922 the Disabled Society, received a grant from the British Legion to employ disabled ex-service personnel to make remembrance poppies in England. They set up in a former collar factory on the Old Kent Road in London and before long, the factory employed hundreds of disabled veterans and made millions of poppies.
The old collar factory eventually proved too small as demand increased, and in 1926, the factory moved to Richmond, where it is now operated by The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory Ltd. The poppies, crosses and wreathes that emerge from this building each year are destined to disperse themselves all over the country, including the wreaths laid by Queen Elizabeth, other members of the Royal Family, and British Politicians alike at the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.
Indeed, the tradition to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts, is one that never goes unnoticed. Poppies are the mascots of this revered time each year and so, in her unique way, Rachel also offers this poppy wreath upon a lidded box. It is neat yet bold, subtle yet proud and it comes forth to proclaim to the world that we shall never forget.