"Today, the factory has 47 people working on site, and a further 35 people working from home locally. One 95 year old lady working at home still manages to assemble 2,000 poppies per month for them.Poppy Two always seems less dignified somehow.
Also, in recent years, the factory has received funding grants to devote more effort to helping newly disabled soldiers back into civilian life, and has secured work for 180 ex-service people in the past year and a half."
That Day As the cat and mouse season begins between the Daily Mail and the BBC at to whether a researcher for the paper notices a contributor at three o'clock in the morning on BBC News who isn't wearing a poppy so that they can fill three pages with tutting, Ian visits the factory where the paper flowers are made:
Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2012