Charlotte Cope of Raskelf was announced as the lucky winner of our recent WW1 poppy competition.
Charlotte entered the competition to win a fabulous prize of a Leger Battlefields tour of Remembrance and Discovery for 2 people. She correctly named the poet who was said to have inspired the adaptation of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance with his poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ as John Macrae. She also guessed the combined number of poppies used on the WW1 Centenary Whitkirk tractor unit and tanker as 212; nearest guess to the actual 214 used.
Charlotte and a guest can look forward to enjoying this prize, worth over £1,000, on a Leger coach tour taking them to the key sites of WW1 on the Western Front in Belgium and France. Accompanied by the eminent Battlefield Historian Paul Reed, they will spend five days visiting the surrounding area of Ypres, The Somme, Arras and Vimy Ridge. They will also take in the Thiepval Memorial and the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate to pay respect to the fallen that are commemorated there.
Published 2018-12-14 10:06:14