Ribbon of Poppies

Help Brackley Create a Ribbon of Red

Around the UK Hundreds of pledges have been received in support of a call to plant swathes of poppies commemorating the final year of the First World War Centenary.

Members of the Scout and Guide movements led the way in supporting the project, now local organisations and councils the length and breadth of the UK have pledged to plant poppies to help create a carpet of the red flowers in time for the centenary of the end of World War One in 2018.

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Schools, groups and Individuals in Brackley and surrounding areas are being encouraged to take part, simply by planting poppy seeds on a pocket of land, your garden or authorised areas around the town where they can be seen.

Participants are asked to register with The Memorial ‘Mob’ on Eventbrite  so that growth of the project can be tracked. Follow its progress @RibbonofPoppies on Facebook & Twitter. Also Brackley Ribbon  Please post lots of pictures as your plant grow please.


Remembrance Day Ribbon 2018
Brackley are also planning a ribbon of knitted or crocheted poppies to line the high street on Remembrance Day and are seeking volunteers or groups to create the poppies for this ribbon please.

If you are able to help with this please contact us via The Ribbon of Poppies Brackely Facebook page.


Red White and Blue Day 2018
Red White and Blue Day (5th October) will be promoted through schools and clubs nationally this year to mark the end of World War One.

Red, White & Blue Day is run jointly by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Each of these three charities is responsible for the welfare of soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families.

Schools and Clubs can register to receive FREE:

  • Welcome Pack
  • Lesson Plans & Video
  • Competitions
  • Stickers
  • Activity involving the building of a Spitfire/Battleship or Tank

» Click here to view the Red White and Blue Day website 

It would be fantastic to get lots of Brackley Schools and Clubs signed up this year to receive bespoke presentations on Remembrance Day and How to Host a Street Party.

The Last Post – Magdalen College School Chapel, Brackley