Moorcroft Walter's Somme 26/9

Moorcroft Walter's Somme 26/9

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Designer: Emma Bossons FRSA
Height: 9"
Limited edition of 40
Special order, please call or email for delivery times and availability. Perhaps in the most gentle way possible, Moorcroft flags Walter’s Somme with a more personal token of remembrance. Many people all over the world will have lost friends and relatives at the battle of the Somme, not least of all, Maureen Edwards’ grandfather, Walter, who was killed in action. Walter will represent in equal measure, all those families who lost a loved one.
To achieve her purpose, the Moorcroft designer selected broad-petalled, bright-red poppies as her symbol of valour and strength and above she placed blue-green leaves to reach up to the sky. A simple idea. Red poppies from the earth heading to the blue sky above. Walter himself was shot in the back carrying a wounded colleague back to the trenches. There were so many brave men like him. Heroes come from among ordinary people who do extraordinary things and then pay the ultimate price. Walter’s Somme is to commemorate them all.