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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 26th September, 2020)

Poppy Fountain


Poppy Fountain
Appley Bridge.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,745

Comment by: Cyril on 26th September 2020 at 00:56

That's great Mick, well done to whoever made it, was it it the scouts with the fleur de lis emblem on the noticeboard.

Comment by: Mick on 26th September 2020 at 06:29

The Fountain was made for 75th Anniversary Of VE Day and is still in place, the Poppies are made from painted bottoms of plastic bottles, here is a close up of them.

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Comment by: Mick on 26th September 2020 at 13:41

It was made by the Appley Bridge community Cyril, the building used to be the scout hut but its now the community centre

The Poppy Waterfall is a great idea and I can see them springing up all around Wigan in areas that have strong community's, like Aspull, Abram, Westhoughton, and Standish. after the residents of these places see this one on Wiganworlds Photo-a-Day

Comment by: Cyril on 26th September 2020 at 16:58

Mick, there's a video on how to make them on youtube, it's a good idea.
https://youtu.be/lLPiavqj7mQ

Comment by: Kim on 26th September 2020 at 17:32

The township of Hindley has had these displays for over 2 years,so no one is copying Shevington at all.

Comment by: Veronica on 26th September 2020 at 17:48

A great tribute - very clever making use of plastic bottles.

Comment by: Cyril on 26th September 2020 at 20:33

Here's a different way and using the top of the bottle too, and not just poppies also other flowers.
https://youtu.be/oVcsBo-VT5A

Comment by: Edna on 26th September 2020 at 20:35

Good photo this, seeing that remembrance day is coming up.thank you.

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