Bromley town centre transformed by poppies to support Royal British Legion

PUBLISHED: 16:51 04 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 04 November 2013

Cllr Colin Smith shows his support for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Cllr Colin Smith shows his support for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.


Bromley has been covered with more than 1,000 poppies to support the Poppy Appeal ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

Displays will also decorate the Central Library Piazza, in Bromley High Street, designed by Thyme Out - volunteers in a training initiative for adults with learning disabilities.

The efforts in the town centre support this year’s fundraising appeal, with Bromley backing the Royal British Legion’s campaign to help the wounded, bereaved and families of the British Armed Forces.

Cllr Colin Smith, deputy leader, said: “It is, in both my own and very many other people’s view, an absolute honour and solemn duty to show our support for this worthy cause.

“We hope this display will serve to ensure that the wider public never forgets those who have fallen, or their families, who have made such great sacrifices not only in distant years gone by, but to this very day.

“The overwhelming support for the appeal from our residents over the last three years when visiting the High Street at this time of year has been inspiring.

“So please, if you get an opportunity, please take in our visible support for the appeal, if you have time please try to explain the significance of its symbolism to your children, dig deep, and wear your poppy with pride for this worthy cause.”

Collection points in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal can be found around the town centre, including the Churchill Theatre and various retail outlets.

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