Our Roughton Poppy featured on the front page of The Financial Times Weekend today.
This poppy was picked by Private Cecil Roughton from the front line trench at Arras, Northern France in 1916. It is believed to be the oldest surviving poppy from the trenches of WWI. He pressed it carefully so the poppy flower stems and leaves remain intact, he later taped the poppy in an autograph book belonging to his 13 year old neighbour as a gift in 1923. An incredibly powerful symbol that now commemorates those who died in the First World War and all Wars. The poppy is displayed in the window of Hancocks today.