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Town Crier: Let the seeds of thought grow like poppies

Poppy Scatter in Happy Mount Park
Pupils from Westgate Primary School and Morecambe High School and organisers and councillors at the launch of the poppy scattering.

Poppy Scatter in Happy Mount Park Pupils from Westgate Primary School and Morecambe High School and organisers and councillors at the launch of the poppy scattering.

In what was the first event to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One in Morecambe, children scattered poppy seeds at Happy Mount Park.

A great idea to start sowing the seeds of thought about an event that is now, particularly for those children, ancient history. For them, understanding how the Great War influenced how society works today is crucial, if only to understand the mistakes that were made – as well as the huge loss of life and sacrifices that were made in the name of their country.

The Visitor will be following the Poppy Scatter as it develops through the year and taking a special look at how the Great War impacted on the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

If you have any stories to tell contact greg.lambert@jpress.co.uk

This week The Visitor, along with its sister title Lancaster Guardian, has moved into a new modern office on the very edge of White Lund in Morecambe.

We had been at the Victoria Street building for 135 years – but it has become much too big for the smaller teams running the titles, so we have relocated to a more workable space. The building has been sold to Galloways charity, who have plans to revamp and will use it as a local head office.

We wish them plenty of happy times at the building. Catch us now at 41 Northgate, White Lund, Morecambe LA3 3PA

 

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