Have you seen 10,000 poppies in Fleetwood? There are installations all over the town, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Planting 10,000 Poppies in Fleetwood
Fleetwood’s community is amazing at the best of times, but they’ve done themselves proud in 2018. Groups, organisations and individuals have entered into the spirit of this project to display 10,000 poppies in Fleetwood in remembrance.
They were first displayed in July 2018 for the Britain in Bloom judges to see, as part of this years Fleetwood in Bloom entry.
From the late spring months of 2018, you’ve worked hard. Other organisations and businesses got involved, some of which created their own displays. You’ve attended workshops, learned how to make the recycled blooms out of plastic bottles, and delivered an amazing project.
Have a look at photos of some of the installations and if there are any missing, by all means please let us know. If possible please also send in a photo for this gallery. (Click/swipe left/right)
Where 10,000 Poppies in Fleetwood Began…
The Willow Garden Project (WGP) in Fleetwood always create their own entry for Fleetwood in Bloom. One day in late 2017 this years project was discussed with organisers Fleetwood Town Council, and the theme to remember the war through bottle poppies. WGP said ‘leave it with us’ and came up with their brilliant installation for Euston Gardens.
Other organisations got involved, ran sessions to make the flowers, and created their own displays.
Volunteers at Fleetwood Museum paid tribute to lost fishermen from the town with their display in the Harriet boat shed.
Meanwhile, Fleetwood Rotary remember the fallen in Pocket Park, opposite the Library.
The 2018 entry for Fleetwood in Bloom follows this patriotic theme with the colour of the planting, flags and displays. Well done to everyone who helped.
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