Category Archives: Poppies: Weeping Window

My time as a Poppy Partner..

In early summer of 2016 by happy chance, I stumbled across a request for volunteers at the forthcoming Weeping Window: Poppies exhibition at the Black Watch Castle and Museum; I was thrilled. I had seen the poppies on television, but … Continue reading

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The Poppy Partner Experience…

By chance, I read the local paper and saw an article looking for volunteers for the forthcoming Poppies: Weeping Window exhibition at the Museum. Whether it was due to my recent memory of the huge London exhibition or because I … Continue reading

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Peter talks to us about his Poppy Partner Experience

It has been an honour and a privilege to have been involved as a poppy partner through the Summer.My Father and his two brothers served in WW 2 and one did not return from El Alamein. My three great uncles … Continue reading

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Being a Poppy Partner, Graham Halstead

” I have been a supporter of the Poppy campaign as long as I can remember, especially after my father died from his third heart attack when I was just 17. He fought in the Second World War in Burma, … Continue reading

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Being a Poppy Partner, Colonel Alex Murdoch

My expectation of being a Poppy Partner was that it would enable me to support and assist the staff at The Black Watch Museum welcome the public attending the Poppy Exhibition. I imagined coaches arriving and visitors being guided in … Continue reading

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Poppy Partner, John Deuchars, talks about his experience.

  I first visited the Castle and Museum a few years ago when a friend and I came for coffee to the Copper Beech Café. I then came on my own, a few weeks later, and visited the Museum. I found … Continue reading

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Why do we remember with the Poppy?

Poppies were a common sight, especially on the Western Front. They flourished in the soil churned up by the fighting and shelling. The flower provided Canadian doctor John McCrae with inspiration for his poem ‘In Flanders Fields‘, which he wrote … Continue reading

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