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20th May, 2022

Giant poppies line road in Rugby in tribute to the fallen

GIANT poppies have been added to a stretch of Ashlawn Road as a tribute to the fallen, and to mark 100 years of The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.

Housebuilder Barratt Homes has attached the poppies to lampposts at the Elborough Place development off Ashlawn Road, to mark the annual tribute to all those who lost their lives to war.

Residents and visitors to the new communities are encouraged to walk past the poppies and think about all those who served in conflicts across the world, ahead of Remembrance Day on Thursday (November 11).

Adrian Evans, Managing Director at Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: “We have decorated Elborough Place with poppies to honour the occasion as a tribute to all those who lost their lives in conflict.

“During this time of remembrance, we’re encouraging residents of Warwickshire to take in the poppies onsite when walking by, and take a moment of quiet reflection.”

The Royal British Legion is celebrating its centenary this year. The organisation has over 40,000 volunteers across the UK, all collecting donations towards the Poppy Appeal.

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