More retailers use poppy window display ahead of Remembrance Sunday
Mobility retailer BeActive Mobility, which is based in Diss, Norfolk, has displayed more than 400 poppies in its shop window in time for Remembrance Sunday on the 11th of November.
Rhona Knapp, Manager of BeActive Mobility, has handmade over 400 poppies to put in her shop window to remember the centenary of the end of World War I. The Manager added that she has been surprised by the positive public reaction to her poppy display.
She told Diss Mercury: “I’m absolutely amazed by the response I’ve had from it, just that people have commented so much, it’s quite amazing.
“I think it’s a shame that we haven’t come together as a community and done something for Diss this year. We’ve always sold poppies here but because it’s 100 years it shouldn’t be forgotten.”
Rhona melts the bottoms of plastic bottles and then spray paints them in red to create the poppies. She also explained that she will continue to create the poppies up until Remembrance Sunday.
Stamford-based mobility retailer Scotgate Mobility has also used poppies in its window display to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, creating 50 handmade poppies to put in its shop window.
Katy Brown, Managing Director of Scotgate Mobility, told THIIS that the poppy display has generated interest from passers-by, who have stopped to look at the store window.