White poppies sold ‘for peace’

By David Newble

Sunday, November 4, 2012

 

WHITE poppies for peace are on sale to commemorate all soldiers who have died in wars around the world.

White poppies were first produced in 1933 by women, who had been mothers, sisters, widows and sweethearts of men killed in the First World War.

They are intended to be a challenge against the waging of new wars, which cause the deaths of more soldiers or civilians.

White poppies are on sale at Ventnor Community Cafe, at the Newport Quaker meeting (every Sunday, 10.45am, at Quay Arts) or by e-mailing ctjmurph@hotmail.com

Money raised goes to the Peace Pledge Union.

• A purple poppy wreath will be laid at St Thomas’s Square on Remembrance Sunday for the first time to remember animals killed in wars.

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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