Abingdon Poppy Festival

October 27, 2018

Poppy Festival
Sea cadets
Poppy Festival
and Army cadets were in Abingdon today, with stalls on the Market Place, and selling poppies in the town centre.
Poppy Festival
The Mayor, Councillor Margaret Crick, and Ena Mitchell, a war widow now aged 100, were also there to support the event.
Poppy Festival
Clare, who organised the selling of poppies in Abingdon and the festival, is seen with Richard, from the MG Car Club, who invited along some red MGs.
Poppy Festival
That included a 1966 MG Magnette, specially decorated with silhouettes and poppies. The owners, Jeremy and Judith, from Aylesbury told me that the MG Magnette has done 55,000 miles in all that time.
Poppy Festival
The display case at Abingdon Library has a leaflet from the Signing of the Armistice in 1918.
Poppy Festival
2018 is the centenary of the end of World War I, and 5000 of the poppies sold this year in Abingdon have 1918-2018 printed on the leaves.

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2 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Richard Martin  |  October 27, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Always happy to support such activities and many thanks to those MG owners who came along in their cars to brave the temperature!

  • 2. Geoff Bailey  |  October 28, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Well done Ena! Great work.

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