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In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds

In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow

Type
Event / Lecture, talk or reading
Location
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Date
06/02/2018 - 06/03/2018

In five sessions Caroline Holmes will explore memorials to the Great War through plantings and paintings with special reference to East Anglia. 1. Introduction – impressions of the golden afternoon. Gardens, canvases and families of and by Gertrude Jekyll, the Impressionists and the water lilies at Shrublands Park. 2. The Sandringham Company. Gallipoli, Queen Alexandra and the Verdun Oaks. 3. War Graves Commission, headstones, crosses and the Cenotaph. Creating suitable resting places for the fallen dead. British, French, American, Australian and German. 4. Not just Gardens of Remembrance. Corners of rural churches laid out in uniformity as well as countless memorials throughout Suffolk. 5. Beyond poppies. Inspired by an article by Newman Flower ‘My War Garden’ and his worldwide distribution of seeds.

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Admission
£37.50
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