At this point we did not know what size the finished product would be as this would be dictated by the number of poppies made and donated to us. There was also some uncertainty as to how the poppies were going to be attached to a background. What was certain however, was the intention to display the poppies in front of the steps of the Rosebery Hall where the Remembrance Service would take place. This was particularly relevant as this year marked the centenary of the signing of the Armistice.
Gradually the drape began to take shape. Help again came from members of the community who along with History Group members spent many hours stitching poppies on to background netting. As Remembrance Sunday approached it became evident there were enough poppies to make two nets which were stitched together making a very impressive display.
The upshot was we had enough poppies for two drapes, which we attached together and this made a very impressive display.
Many people were observed having their photo taken, standing in front of the drape, on the day.
Queensferry History Group would like to thank everyone who contributed to and helped us with this important and moving display.
We also have our new exhibition in Queensferry Museum," Queensferry at War - The Final Conflicts and Beyond". This exhibition brings our research on WWI full circle, with information about the end of the war, the effects on people at home, what happened to men who returned and the Surrender of the German High Seas Fleet which took place in the Firth of Forth.