Peace Poppies

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These white silk peace poppies were a legacy of the First World War. The white poppy was first introduced by the Women’s Co-operative Guild in 1933, as a symbol for peace and an end to all war. It was meant to be worn on Armistice Day (later renamed Remembrance Sunday) by women who had lost husbands, sons and brothers in the First World War.