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Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday

Residents at Oaklands enjoyed joining in with making the Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday poppies, each choosing the style and size they wished to make. Many discussions were had amongst our residents, reminiscing about where they were and what they were doing during the second world war and how it affected them and their families. Residents also took part in a Royal British Legion quiz and learnt many interesting facts. Did you know that the poppy factory in Richmond, Surrey, was set up in 1922 to provide employment for disabled ex-service personnel and that the poppy is still made the same way today as it was then, with three simple elements to enable the poppy to be put together by feel for those service men and women who had lost their sight.


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