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Folklore: Poppy Leaf Angle

Alan Day 09 Nov 08 - 05:24 PM
Rowan 09 Nov 08 - 09:11 PM
Dave Swan 09 Nov 08 - 09:51 PM
Effsee 09 Nov 08 - 10:41 PM
Alan Day 10 Nov 08 - 04:06 AM
gnomad 10 Nov 08 - 04:27 AM
Alan Day 10 Nov 08 - 06:24 AM
GUEST,AlEthKaL 06 Nov 12 - 05:18 PM
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Subject: Poppy Leaf Angle
From: Alan Day
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 05:24 PM

I heard yesterday that the green leaf sold with the Poppy for Remembrance Sunday should be at the angle of approximately Eleven O'clock the time of the Ceremony.I must say that I have never heard this before and it certainly is not commonly known as TV Presenters,The Prime Minister and just about all non servicemen wore the leaf at all angles.
I certainly find it interesting and I wondered if there were any of you that have heard this before ?
Alan


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Subject: RE: Poppy Leaf Angle
From: Rowan
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 09:11 PM

Not in Oz, Alan.

It sounds like someone's trying to create their own bit of lore.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Poppy Leaf Angle
From: Dave Swan
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 09:51 PM

Don't know about the poppy leaf.

My brother and I talked just yesterday about the story my grandmother used to tell about her friend who was shot dead at 10:00.

Damn.


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Subject: RE: Poppy Leaf Angle
From: Effsee
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 10:41 PM

There were many more who died after the elventh hour...


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Subject: RE: Poppy Leaf Angle
From: Alan Day
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 04:06 AM

I think I will ask The British Legion,if anyone will know they should.
I will report back with their reply.
Al


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Subject: RE: Poppy Leaf Angle
From: gnomad
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 04:27 AM

I have not heard any such, and incline towards Rowan's theory. I am unsure how long there has even been a leaf, with the old wire-stemmed poppies the little twist in the wire that kept them together was right behind the red petal.


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Subject: RE: Poppy Leaf Angle
From: Alan Day
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 06:24 AM

I have received an official Email from the British Legion that puts this subject to bed. I quote
"There are no rules about wearing your lapel poppy - except that it should be worn with pride and respect. If people want to wear it at 11am they certainly may".
I shall pass a copy of this Email on to the person that gave me the
11 O'clock angle information in good faith and in all sincerity.
Al


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Poppy Leaf Angle
From: GUEST,AlEthKaL
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 05:18 PM

I was always under the impression that a leaf on a poppy should always be at 11o'clock...ie 11th hour...11th day...11th month.????


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