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The Ghostly Mesh-Wire WW I Soldiers At “St John’s Churchyard”, Slimbridge, For ‘Remembrance Day’ 2019.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and be AMAZED. So, clever. From ‘TripAdvisor’.


The official church Website. Click to access.


Left image from ‘imgur.com’ & the other from ‘TripAdvisor’.


Click to ENLARGE. From Facebook.


Yet again I have to thank my new friend, Craigie, in Halifax, Yorkshire, for bringing this to my attention on Facebook. Thank you, again, Craigie. I have come to realize that she is even MORE of a ‘red poppy’ devotee than I — and that takes some doing.

St John’s, Slimbridge is in Gloucestershire, England. All of England is beautiful, Gloucestershire one of the nicest, most verdant parts.

Amazingly clever. Bravo. So evocative and spot on. I initially thought they were made out of clear plastic. I was wrong. Wire mesh. How brilliant.

And it works so, so well. I am humbled.

When I first saw the pictures it reminded me of the ‘Korean War Memorial’ in Washington, D.C. But, on reflection they are very different. I think the Slimbridge ghosts are so realistic. Wow.

I really am in awe.

Reflect, Remember & Revere.



by Anura Guruge

‘Westminster Abbey’, London, Red Poppy Festooned ‘The Field Of Remembrance’ For November 11, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the official ‘Westminster Abbey’ Website.


Click to ENLARGE. From the U.K. “Daily Mail”, my favorite newspaper. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/


The opening ceremony. Doesn’t show much, alas, of the field per se.


Wanted to share this with you. Of course, this the mother ‘Minster‘ for the U.K., does something memorable each Remembrance DayPoppy Day — i.e., November 11.



by Anura Guruge

Riveting & Evocative ‘Red Poppy’ Display At Yorkshire’s ‘Hull Minister’ For ‘Remembrance Day’ 2019.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access coverage and more pictures at ‘Hull Live’.



Yet again I have to thank my new friend in the UK, Craigie, in bonny Yorkshire to boot, for bringing this to my attention. I think she is even MORE of a ‘red poppy’ devotee than I — if that is possible (though in her case it sure seems so).

This just made my day. So happy & proud that folks are going to this much trouble though as causes go, this is up there. So many gave their life for liberty, justice and peace.

This is NOT the only amazing display taking place in a UK church. I will try and cover more — hopefully with Craigie’s help.



by Anura Guruge