Poppy Factory visit

We went to visit the Poppy Factory in Richmond who supports ex-servicemen/women who has been injured or disabled in war. They get help to find a new career and some of them work in the factory but they do help a lot more.

It’s a charity and has been around since 1922 when they started by helping the servicemen returning from World war 1. They make the royal wreaths and other wreaths that are laid down on Remembrance Sunday.

It was really interesting to listen to and really nice to see how the poppies are made – we even got to make our own.




The entrance to the Poppy factory

The machine cutting the petals for the poppy
Another cutting machine
The Royal Navy wreath
The original cross for the unknown soldier
The founder of the Poppy Factory – Major George Howson MC
The Royal wreaths – The Queens, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry