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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:34 pm 
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Can't find the outings thread that I remember sorry.

Ds 2 and I went to see the poppies at the Tower of London today. If you get a chance please do go it's a truly unique tribute. The number of fallen was a number in a text book for both ds and I but actually seeing the number of poppies really hit home.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:43 pm 
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We're going tomorrow, Doodles :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:47 pm 
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I am hoping to go and see the poppies, as you say, it really brings it home. I've ordered one of the poppies ' they are only £25, which goes to the British Legion.
We've just come back from the Somme. The Newfoundland memorial was particularly brilliant. The architect decided to keep the trenches and shell holes as part of the site. It is so peaceful, he planted several trees native to Newfoundland. Such an eerie contrast to what it must have been like.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:57 pm 
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We walked along Tooley Street from London Bridge Station to Tower Bridge, over Tower Bridge to the poppies then back along that side of the river to London Bridge and Borough Market where we seem to have spent a fortune on a picnic tea for all of us :oops:

My feet are now in recovery but the public transport was so busy walking was the only way to do it.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:00 pm 
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Hoping to go on Sunday.
Can you see them all without actually paying to go in, the boys are not that fussed about seeing the crown jewels as two have been already.

I have ordered three of the poppies, worried they will break on delivery.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:05 pm 
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southbucks3 wrote:
I have ordered three of the poppies, worried they will break on delivery.

I've ordered one too, SB3 - assume they will be well padded!
In a way, I'll be sad when they remove the installation ...

JD


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:07 pm 
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JamesDean wrote:
southbucks3 wrote:
I have ordered three of the poppies, worried they will break on delivery.

I've ordered one too, SB3 - assume they will be well padded!
In a way, I'll be sad when they remove the installation ...

JD


Just answered all my questions, plus realise we have to go on Saturday as they are taking it down on Sunday. :(
Can see best from tower hill it says, so off we will go.

Edited to say sorry getting my wires crossed, my friend is a helper, and starts this Sunday, but not dismantling, just prepping. Sorry. :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:13 pm 
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You're ok, SB3, its there until 11th November :D

JD


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:18 pm 
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Just seen that they have sold all of the poppies now. I really want to see them before it is too late.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:20 pm 
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I guess it's going to take a fair few days for the volunteers to pick and pack 840,000 poppies, Saturday works for us better actually, no footy training this week, just early rowing and rugby on Sunday. :roll:

I wonder if the boys would be up for a walk down river to see the tall ship at the same time?


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