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Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Ron Goldstein, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Fantastic sight to behold.
  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  3. ecalpald

    ecalpald Chick LaPlace

    OK if this is a Monty Python scene, but otherwise, Lancasters should not be dropping poppies or babies. Nor should the hill erupt into bursts of red poppy blossoms from shells fired from a distant artillery battery.
    In this usage I visualize blood, not poppies.
    My opinion only. I wonder what an individual that was on the receiving end of a bomb run would visualize?
  4. CL1

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

    The RAF Lancaster has dropped Poppies in Remembrance and the Lancaster sculpture is along the same theme

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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Not a huge fan of the Lanc/Poppy statue either.
    Love the Lanc on its own, but the Poppies not so much.

    The Bomber County Gateway Trust appear to be the drivers:
    Still taking donations to push get it done if anyone fancies supporting. Looks like the Steel is already arriving:
    Bomber County Gateway Trust (@Bombergateway) | Twitter

    Plans available here if anyone wants to see what's going on more closely.
    18/0149/FUL | Erection of replica Lancaster Bomber | Land At Brills Farm Newark Road Norton Disney Lincoln LN6 9JN

    Drawings don't seem to show the Poppies, but I haven't read the full application.
    I'd personally feel fine about them if they appeared temporarily every year for the Remembrance period.
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  6. ecalpald

    ecalpald Chick LaPlace

    Thanks for the picture. I was unaware that poppies had been dropped in the past. Seems to support my claim.
    Looks like a trail arterial blood to me.
  7. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    Where have your beautiful poppies gone ?

  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Still showing for me.
    Poppies showing.png
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  9. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    ecalpaid.... visualise the trail of blood being all the Bomber Command crews lost in the name of Freedom then
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  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    Poppies now showing o all is right with the world/

    Thanks !

  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Are you on your iPad. Adam says it could be something to do with Apple devices.
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Probably just taking a little while to refresh the page.
    Long as it looks alright now!
  13. CTNana

    CTNana Member Patron

    Did you feel the same about the Tower of London display Adam?

    Or is it their permanence that you dislike?

    I was surprised at the amounts raised for the Poppy Appeal in the small hamlets and villages where I now live. People go to enormous lengths to make beautiful, elaborate tributes with poppies. I guess it is another way that their gratitude can be expressed. I'm afraid sentimentality gets to me every time.
  14. Paul Bradford

    Paul Bradford Active Member

    I do hope that gets made.

    Thinking positively, the bombers did great work after the War in the Berlin Airlift.
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  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Sorry guys I tried to do it & fucked it up big time.

    Hope Adam can sort it out.
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  16. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    I admire your honesty!
  17. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    I had problems putting up the same drifting poppies on my website header this week Owen. I don't think placing a second image onto an existing image is now available on my Weebly set up. Very annoying. I've gone for a straight swap image for my homepage instead, to get around the difficulty:

    Chindit Chasing, Operation Longcloth 1943
  18. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    OK I've restored the normal look. Not touching anything else.
  19. Reid

    Reid Historian & Architectural Photographer

    Any chance the header image can just be swapped out?
    I found it on an archived page on WayBack Machine.

    Attached Files:

  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    The images are all there, I cocked it up. I'm not touching it again.
    Adam is senior Admin for a reason. :)

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