Can you believe it’s November already? But that does mean that we are rapidly approaching Remembrance Sunday and the annual veterans’ parade at the Cenotaph and at memorials across the country.
Each year, some 45 million poppies are sold across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to raise money for the Royal British Legion, and a further 3 million are sold by the Scottish Poppy Appeal. But have you ever considered the history of the little poppies and wreaths we buy each year and how they are made? Craig Moore travels to the Richmond-based Poppy Factory to learn about 101 years of crafting an instantly recognisable Armistice Day symbol.