British Legion thanks all the poppy sellers

SOME 10,000 poppies covered the fields at Grange Farm in Woodwalton on Sunday. The day was organised by the Royal British Legion to honour and thank legion members who had sold poppies each year to support Forces members and their families. There were 130

SOME 10,000 poppies covered the fields at Grange Farm in Woodwalton on Sunday.

The day was organised by the Royal British Legion to honour and thank legion members who had sold poppies each year to support Forces members and their families.

There were 130 guests, including former Second World War pilots, who between them had served the legion for 500 years - some had been volunteers for 50 years. They were greeted by Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Hugh Duberly, Councillor Helen Mallett and Huntingdon MP, Jonathan Djanogly. There was a fly-past and a parade.

Organiser and Eastern Region fundraiser, Judith Armstrong said: "This was our way of saying thank you for years and years of volunteering.

"It was swelteringly hot on Sunday but they all turned out in their uniforms without complaining or seeming to mind and looking magnificent.