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York Poppy Tribute For Great War Begins

Remembrance Sunday

10:26am 26th April 2014
(Updated 4:01pm 26th April 2014)

A community in York is to start planting a special floral tribute today to mark the centenary of the beginning of the first world war .

The Poppy road Poppy Project aims to plant a meadow of poppies in rememberance of the 16 million people who lost their lives in the war, which started 100 years ago this August.

The project is part of the Centenary Poppy Campaign, started by the Royal British Legion, which wanted to cover the entire country with poppies to cover the centenary period.

The team behind the flower planting have secured permission from the City of York Council to plant the wildflowers on two plots of land at the side of Poppleton Road that will become a place of commemoration and reflection for the community.

Anybody can get involved with the project and with planting beginning now it is hoped the wildflowers will be flowering by July.

For more information go to www.poppyroadpoppyproject.org or search for the project on Facebook.

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