A remarkable poppy display of more than 2,000 red flowers to honour Remembrance Day has been unveiled by soldiers at a stately home in Wiltshire.
Part of the family-owned Amesbury Abbey Group, Amesbury Abbey near Stonehenge offers luxury independent retirement living and nursing care to residents from all walks of life, including many with military backgrounds.
Nursing home residents joined forces with Amesbury Abbey’s activity coordinator Nona Hoyle and receptionist Lorraine Brown to create the display of 2,275 poppies from tissue paper, laminated pictures, napkins, and crepe paper.
The poppy display will be part of a special Remembrance Day commemoration at the Abbey this Thursday (November 11), which will see a performance by professional Hampshire singer songwriter Madison Douch, followed by a parade by the Cadet Force from St Michael’s School in Burghclere.
Managing Director Naomi Cornelius-Reid said: “Our residents worked morning, noon and night to create this beautiful display, which was unveiled by soldiers from the Royal Artillery – several related to our staff – and Trace Needham, a member of our maintenance team and formerly of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
“This really is a remarkable feat, and we are so proud of everyone involved – we are framing the photograph featuring the life-size models of Queen Elizabeth and the Unknown Soldier to send to Buckingham Palace!
“The parade by the St Michael’s Cadet Force has been organised by Niko Vidovich, who was recently at the Abbey for post-op respite and enjoyed his stay so much he has kept in touch ever since.”
The Amesbury Abbey Group offers luxury independent retirement living, nursing and bespoke dementia care from three stunning locations across Hampshire and Wiltshire.
Remembrance Day poppy display
For more information about the poppy display visit www.amesburyabbey.com.
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