Poyners clothes shop Remembering WW 1

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Poyners is a clothes shop in Ludlow,Shropshire .
    They has done an enormous amount of work to get the local casualties placed on a new war memorial in the town and also continue to Remember the WW 1 casualties from the town.
    All the known WW 1 casualties names have been embroidered on a handkerchief along with a Forget-Me-Not flower made from wool.

    Apologies for picture quality but taken through a window on a sunny day.


    Below is the root of a tree planted on 1919 by the mayor of Ludlow to commemorate the casualties.This year another tree is to be planted.
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    The hankies have forget-me-not flowers embroidered onto them as well as the names of men from Ludlow who died in the war.

    The hankies are being sold in Poyners Drapers in the town and funds raised will go towards the Ludlow War Memorial Fund and a new bench on Whitcliffe Common.

    Margaret Edwards has been stitching the names onto the hankies since December.

    She said: "I've embroidered the names of all the men from Ludlow War Memorial from the First World War and then Margaret Harrison has put the forget-me-not flowers on them.

    "We're selling them in the shop for £3.50 to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

    "The money is going to the war memorial fund and we're also having a bench put up in Whitcliffe Common in August in memory of the men.

    "It's a metal bench which will have silhouettes of the soldiers on the back."

    Hankies made to mark 100 years since end of First World War
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