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Flanders Fields - WW1 Youth Art Competition Winners

With the competition closing date of 30 June 2017, judging took place on Friday 7July.  The GLD Chairman Reg Pinney awarded the prizes and certificates to the winners on 15 August 2017 as follows.

Chairman With 3 Winners

L-R, 56 Woolwich cadet representing Rahul Acharya, Reg Pinney, Tommy Cole; Barking & Dagenham College tutor Sinead representing Karolina Andzijevska.

Winner Overall First Place Runner Up Winner For Age Group 12 16 Runner Up Winner For Age Group 17 21

Overall first placed winner Tommy Cole

£550 Love 2 Shop vouchers

Runner up – Age group 12-16 Rahul Acharya

£150 Love 2 Shop vouchers

Runner Up – Age Group 17-21 Karolina Andzijevska

£150 Love 2 Shop vouchers

The independent judges were:

The art work will be on display until 10 November in the Pop In Centre.

There were no entries for the 8-11 age group. The £150 prize fund for this will be awarded as a ‘Visitor Wild Card’ winner.  This will be for visitors to the Pop In Centre on Borough High Street, who can award 3 stars to their favourite 1st 2nd 3rd choices of the remaining entries that did not win.  Closes November 10 2017.

Poppy Posse Armed Forces Day Cycling Event

Supporters of Armed Forces Day took to the streets of London, on Sunday 25 June 2017; embarking on a 13 mile circular route, passing by over 32 war memorials, starting and ending at Haig House. 

Wellington Arch PptweetDressed mainly in red to represent a human poppy chain, unexpectedly the 'Poppy Posse' flash mobbed a RAF gathering at the RAF Bomber Command Memorial, who were celebrating the five year anniversary of the unveiling.  With the closure of The Mall, crowds were treated to the sight of  the colourful flag flying 'Poppy Posse' cruising down from Hyde Park Corner to Horseguards.  The group enjoyed a picnic stop off in Lincoln's Inn fields before setting off for the NE/SE section of the route and ending with an Award ceremony for 'Best dressed' and 'Best Decorated Bicycle'. If you would like to try the route you can download from STRAVA or drop in the Pop In Centre at 199 Borough High Street, and pick up a up map and directions. MORE PHOTOS

Working in collaboration with the Southwark Cyclists Healthy Rides as part of the London Cycling Campaign.

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Guests and passers by were treated to the sight of the City of London paying tribute to our Armed Forces in the Guildhall Yard, when it held its Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony on 22 June 2017.   The Lord Mayor's dignitaries, serving armed forces personnel, cadets, RBL and Association Standards were present while the Band of the Cold Stream Guards played.  Following the ceremony, guests were treated to a reception in the Guildhall. More Photos. 

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Prizes

Winners will be decided by an independent judging panel

  • Overall 1st prize winner £550 of Love2shop gift tokens

And 3 runner up prizes for

  • Best in age group 8-11 - £150 Love2shop gift tokens
  • Best in age group 12-16 - £150 Love2shop gift tokens
  • Best in age group 17-21 - £150 Love2shop gift tokens

 

For full competition rules and entry forms see here, closing date for entries June 2017 

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