Tak­ing a dif­fer­ent view of the poppy

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has been dis­tribut­ing white pop­pies dur­ing the re­mem­brance pe­riod since the 1930s.

Less fa­mil­iar than the red poppy, the white va­ri­ety is a sym­bol of re­mem­brance for ‘all vic­tims of war’, says the PPU.

At Lochgilp­head Coop on Satur­day Novem­ber 4, PPU mem­ber Mary Stir­ling was as­sisted by Bob Dixon in pro­mot­ing the poppy in re­turn for do­na­tions.

Bob said: ‘We’ve been re­ally sur­prised by the num­ber of peo­ple who have never seen a white poppy be­fore and stopped. We have had some re­ally in­ter­est­ing chats.’

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Mary Stir­ling and Bob Dixon pro­mote the white poppy.

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