A MARCHINGTON firm are commemorating the centenary of the Great War in a unique way, by planting hundreds of poppies.
John Pye and Sons, in Marchington Industrial Estate, have decided to plant poppies to remember those who died in the Great War, as the country thinks back to 1914.
A spokesman for the firm said: “We wanted to do something to mark the centenary as a firm.
“We have hundreds of poppy seeds and are planting them in our unique remembrance.”
The poppy has a long association with Remembrance Day.
Scarlet corn poppies grow naturally in conditions of disturbed earth throughout Western Europe.
In late 1914, the fields of Northern France and Flanders were once again ripped open as World War One raged through Europe’s heart. Once the conflict was over the poppy was one of the only plants to grow on the otherwise barren battlefields. The poppy came to represent the sacrifice made by his comrades and quickly became a lasting memorial to those who died in World War One and later conflicts.