In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called ‘In Flanders Fields’. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance. (Quote taken from the British Legion website)
With the above very much in our hearts and mind we felt the best way to honour those that fought for us would be to dress the window with a poppy theme for Remembrance Day. Using two very special uniforms from the Army and RAF, kindly supplied to us by Surplus and Outdoors, Kidderminster, we then added a touch of glamour with a stunning La Sposa It’s my Party occasion gown which we accentuated with poppies on the bodice and handmade poppies for a train. Adding some finishing touches of hanging poppies and strewn poppies the window looked perfect!
The display was extremely well received and we had many people taking photos of it and commenting about it on social media. Many people have also taken the time to call in and share with us their compliments or have knocked on the window with a simple thumb up.
As a bridal shop we rarely see males admiring the window, so to see men of all ages come to look with their families is wonderful.
We look forward to next year when we will continue to honour all of those that have fought for us.