Sue went with a small group to the poppy making factory in Richmond and I thought you might like to share the sights with her. I have handed the Blog over to her so she can tell you about her day there.
The Factory is just across the road from Richmond Park so Gill, Margaret and I sat eating our lunch in the park, not very much activity on the River Thames but it was very pleasant.
It seemed unfair that one oarsman was doing all the work but this just shows that there was some life on the River Thames through Richmond Park.
Well, I had to show this picture, Gill on the right patriotically flying the flag bag while Margaret on the left is displaying her new shopping bag!
We had an interesting talk about why the poppy was chosen as a symbol of Remembrance and how the factory came into existence before being shown around the factory.
It was explained that if a member of the workforce didn't want to be spoken to they kept their headphones on and were able to continue listening to what they were listening to. Also we could take as many photos as we wanted but were to ask the person involved. Here we have a man proudly showing us a completed Poppy Wreath.
As you can see the poppies are put through and into the recesses in the discs and the bases are clipped on.
A teddy bear was left in charge of this workstation.
Apologies for my next one but the "Seeing Eye" Labrador dived over to someone with his cuddly toy just as I pressed the shutter. Michael thought it was relevant to the day that the lady at this workstation was partially sighted and had her dog with her. The Lab would not settle again so here is my action shot!
There you have it for today the second part shows more of the Factory and what they have produced.
Thanks for looking.
Best Regards, Mike and Sue who took the pictures.