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Poppy Day Trip - 9th October 2015


Community Windpower & BeGreen Dunbar were absolutely delighted to fund the “Dunbar Armed Forces Day Group” visit to the Woodhorn Museum in Ashington to see the “Weeping Window” display.

The visit was for Service veterans, family and supporters to see the magnificent display of Poppies. The group made the trip by coach to Ashington where they enjoyed all the museum attractions but especially enjoyed the “Weeping Window” display. Vennetta Evans, organiser of the trip said, “It was fantastic, even better that we imagined”!

The Weeping Window display is from the extraordinary installation Blood Swept Lands ad Seas of Red which was shown at the Tower of London in 2014. The sculpture was surrounded by a vast field of ceramic poppies, each one planted by a volunteer in memory of the life of a British Soldier lost during the First World War. It was conceived by designer Tom Piper and Artist Paul Cummins – quite magnificent!!

The day didn’t end there though!! A lovely spread was laid on in a nearby restaurant where a “High Tea” consisting of a three course meal and coffee or tea was enjoyed by all.

Vennetta Evans said, “None of this would have been possible without the most generous help of Community Windpower/BeGreen Dunbar. They paid for the entire day which was magnificent. This is very much appreciated by all 36 of us that enjoyed the day, thank you!”

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