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morgana
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1 of 20  Fri 11th Nov 2011 7:48pm  
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Every year Bedworth always has a day in the town for Poppy Day. As usual it was a lovely turn out, did any one else turn out today for Poppy Day?
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heritage
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2 of 20  Fri 11th Nov 2011 8:09pm  
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We filled a poppy collecting tin in just over one hour in Bedworth this morning. this included lots of notes. The town was full with an impressive parade. Shame that the cloud cover was too low for the poppy drop. If anyone is interested we have just opened an exhibition at the Parsonage Heritage Centre about the Nuneaton Blitz in May 1941.
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morgana
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3 of 20  Fri 11th Nov 2011 8:14pm  
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If it's the one in Bedworth Parsonage Heritage Centre I wouldn't be able to get down the steps but today I took a peep inside from the top of the steps to try and see what they had but couldn't see much from where I was Sad I was told by one of the chaps they are moving it down past the toilets which will be bigger, perhaps I'll be able to get in to look around then.
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heritage
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4 of 20  Sat 12th Nov 2011 7:41am  
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Hello Morgana, The Parsonage on the corner will stay as it is but we are opening a second centre called the Nurses House (black door just before the toilets) in the very near future. As well as extra exhibition space it will be fitted out as a silk weaver's cottage, complete with loom. It won't have steps either.
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morgana
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5 of 20  Sat 12th Nov 2011 12:39pm  
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Thank you Heritage for the directions wasn't sure where it was going to be exactly, I shall look forward to going in to have a look around inside, also want to say how wonderful those Almshouses are and the gardens, which I upload photos of on a garden site which they all adore.
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Tricia
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6 of 20  Sun 13th Nov 2011 2:39pm  
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Although I consider myself a Coventrian, I have lived in Bedworth many years and I'm always proud of the turn out in Bedworth on the 11/11/11. Well done heritage on your collection. Thumbs up
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Dreamtime
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7 of 20  Thu 9th Oct 2014 3:52am  
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You should be so proud over there and no doubt you are. I have just seen the poppies set around the Tower of London. Truly magnificent, must be good from a bird's eye view too. Thumbs up Wave
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morgana
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8 of 20  Thu 9th Oct 2014 8:41am  
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You could have bought one Dreamtime they sell them after to the public. You might get Prince William's & Kate's who placed one there August this year, the money from sales went to charity. Edited by member, 9th Oct 2014 9:17 am
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Wearethemods
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9 of 20  Thu 9th Oct 2014 8:56am  
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Hi Morgana, Dreamtime, the 'poppies' were planted this year to commemorate the start of the First World War on 4th August. The exhibit will remain until November 11th when the poppies will go on sale, however you can pre-purchase one now for £25 go to www.britishlegion.org.uk/poppy-appeal or telephone + 44 (0) 303 770 1914. All monies will be shared amongst Ex-Service Charities such as Combat Stress, Help for Heroes, SSAFA & The Royal British Legion. Hope this helps Did you know that the Last Post is being played at sunset each day at the Tower inbetween the 'Poppies' and you can nominate a member of the Forces who was killed during the conflict and their name will be read out in the nightly ceremony. Edited by member, 9th Oct 2014 9:06 am
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morgana
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10 of 20  Thu 9th Oct 2014 9:03am  
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Thank you Wearethemods, in case no one has seen it here is a photo when it started, off one of my friends visiting.
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Tricia
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11 of 20  Thu 9th Oct 2014 3:32pm  
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We visited the tower in August and I ordered a poppy; it will be despatched after 11th November. My husband's grandad was killed in WW1 and we requested that his name be read out. They give us the date that his name would be mentioned in the roll call, but unfortunately we weren't able to be there. However, they sent us a link to a video recording of the ceremony. We never knew him but we are extremely proud of him.
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Midland Red
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12 of 20  Tue 25th Nov 2014 3:28pm  
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It must have been a wonderful sight Passing by yesterday, I took these photos, showing the workers still removing the poppies:
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Wearethemods
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13 of 20  Wed 26th Nov 2014 10:44am  
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I received mine a week ago yesterday, cleaned and packed in a commemorative box
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Midland Red
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14 of 20  Tue 10th Nov 2015 10:03am  
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John Coles' wonderful photos from the 2015 Remembrance Day in Coventry are here Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
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15 of 20  Tue 10th Nov 2015 6:04pm  
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Thanks for sharing Cliff Thumbs up Great shots - The Park is a fitting setting for this. First one I have missed for a few years but glad to say Earlsdon RFC did a full line - heads bowed, of all the Junior sides on one pitch for the minutes silence.
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