Giant poppy helps unite residents

Dandy Ellison

Dandy Ellison

First published in News

A FLORIST in Charlbury created a giant poppy to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Earth Worms and Dandelions in Sheep Street hung the 80cm x 60cm wreath outside from last Monday until yesterday.

Owner Dandy Ellison, used chrysanthemums to create the display, which took several hours.

She said: “When I was making it I initially drew a real poppy flower with about four petals, but then I realised I was just showing a picture of a poppy.

“So I changed the design to what everyone recognises as the poppy symbol.

“The older generations have asked about it and they’re so glad we are still continuing the tradition.

“It’s nice to be supportive and give something back to the community.”

Other businesses also got involved in displaying poppy symbols.

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