11/11 Remembrance Day – Say it with poppies

Yesterday I popped into Warminster to check out the charity shops and see if I could find a Suffragette hat (see previous post). The town of Warminster has had a close relationship with the armed services since land on the nearby Salisbury plain was first purchased in 1897 and in 1943 the War Office controversially requisitioned the village of Imber making all the inhabitants leave at very short notice, supposedly for the duration of the war but they have never been allowed to return. 38,000 hectare are now in the hands of the military. Soldiers still live and train on the plain today. I found the town awash with poppies. Thank you Warminster – truly a spectacular memorial to those who lost their lives in WW1.

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