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Explore 100 years of The Poppy Factory at new visitor centre

Community news on behalf of The Poppy Factory | 16 February 2022

Discover the story of the people behind the poppies at the home of Remembrance as the charity marks its centenary in 2022.

Explore the home of Remembrance at the charity’s new visitor centre, where experts host a private and personalised visit for groups of 25 or more.Established in the aftermath of the First World War, The Poppy Factory quickly developed into a community of wounded and injured veterans and their families. These workers made Remembrance poppies and wreaths by hand for generations – a tradition continued by the factory’s production team today.Much has changed since those first workers came together in 1922. In modern times, The Poppy Factory has transformed into a national charity that supports veterans with health conditions on their journey into all kinds of employment, helping hundreds of ex-Forces job seekers in England and Wales each year.Groups can see first-hand how veterans still make Royal and regimental wreaths by hand and have a go at making their own poppy. Online booking is open now for group visits throughout 2022.

In May and June, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will see The Poppy Factory highlighting its special relationship with the Royal Family. The visitor centre was formally opened by the charity’s Patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall last November.By booking a visit and joining the centenary celebrations, groups will support veterans to rebuild their lives and help write the next chapter of The Poppy Factory’s story.Book your visit to The Poppy Factory

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Updated: 1 March 2022

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