We’re sorry to have to report that the white poppy wreath laid by Bath Quakers last week in remembrance of all victims of war has gone missing from the Bath Cenotaph. If you see if or have any information about where it is please contact us.
Missing: the message of remembrance for all who die in wars, a symbol of grief and the need to work for peace.
As a reminder, the text on the wreath read:
In remembrance of all who die in wars. Laid by Bath Quaker Meeting. White poppies are courtesy of The Peace Pledge Union. They first appeared in 1933 when members of the Women’s Co-operative Guild, mothers, sisters, widows and sweethearts of men killed in the First World War were concerned about the drift to war. Over 300 wars later, and with over 200,000,000 people killed, the white poppy is a symbol of grief and the need to work for peace.