You may be wondering what the connection is between these two things, especially when I tell you that all the pebbles were painted red. By all I mean nearly 50,000 pebbles, that have also been collected from the beach, we did have permission for this by the way. Over 2,000 school children have been involved in the pebble painting as well as visitors to Folkestone, plus the community support has been amazing.
I did get to paint some while I was there taking photos.
On Sunday you will be able to see seven giant beach poppies next to The Harbour Arm, all thought of and created by EAST CLIFF CREATIVES a local group for all creative people. The seven poppies will represent the seven months between the Armistice of WWI until peace, with the signing of the treaty of Versailles on June 28th 1919 also including our ties with Belgium and Canada.
Hopefully the final result will be before the Red Arrows do their fly past on Sunday 30th June 2019.
A one-off event that will give our children a better understanding of the history and WOW what an accomplishment by Folkestone!
See you on Sunday