• Poppy Trail Launch

    Following on from our Poppy Trail launch last night we would like to thank all of the people who made our project possible. For letting us fix poppy plaques our thanks are due to the Parish Councils, churches and chapels, memorial halls, parish halls and war memorial trusts from the rural district – thank you.

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  • More Poppy Plaques Fixed!

    Tonight we have been out and about fixing more Poppy Plaques with Adrian from #pillingpotteryPlaques have been fixed at Garstang Town Hall, Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, Forton War Memorial, St. Paul’s Church Shireshead, Nateby War Memorial and St. Luke’s Church Winmarleigh. Not all the information about each location is uploaded to our website yet,

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  • War Memorial Plaque Fixing

    Tonight we invited the Mayor of Garstang to the placing of the first plaque in our WW1 Commemorative Poppy Trail. The plaque was fixed in the garden of the War Memorial by Adrian Cross, the Managing Director of Pilling Pottery, on a plinth especially made by them. Also present was Alan Pearson from Garstang in

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  • Website progresses!

    Information about Garstang War memorial has now been added to the website, and a dedicated page has gone live. We are indebted to Paul Smith, a local historian, who has kindly allowed us to use information from his book “Garstang’s Great War Heroes” for our project.The Poppy Trail part of our website is still very

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  • Poppy Trail Update

    We have been contacted by the Royal British Legion who are interested in the project, as part of their “Time to Say Thank You” commemoration of the end of WW1. We will be included on their Facebook page soon, and we have permission to use the Thank You Logo as part of our project. You

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  • Preview of the final Poppy Plaque design

    We wanted to source our plaques locally so we contacted Pilling Pottery and asked for their help. The brilliant staff there have designed and produced this beautiful poppy plaque for us and today we took the Mayor of Garstang, Cllr Peter Ryder to view the final design. Keep watching for more updates about the project!

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