The Poppy Appeal 100th Anniversary launch by The Royal British Legion Peterborough Branch with a march from the war memorial to Queensgate EMN-211029-133345009

Launch of Peterborough’s Poppy Appeal with poignant parade

The Poppy Appeal was launched in Peterborough today with a poignant parade through the city.

By Stephen Briggs
Friday, 29th October 2021, 1:49 pm

Veterans and dignitaries marched from the Town Hall in Bridge Street to Queensgate’s shopping centre to mark the start of the annual campaign.

Standards were carried through the streets, while pipers played.

As the parade reached Queengate, poppies fell from the centre’s ceiling, while Revd. George Rogers led a short service.

A large poppy sculpture, created by artist Jeni Cairns was also revealed at the centre.

Poppies will be on sale in the run up to Remembrance Sunday, which this year falls on November 14, with profits going to help serving and former members of the armed forces.

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