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Red Roses in Bodmin, Herbs and Purple Poppy

25 Jun

1   One hundred years ago today, the Suffragists on the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage of 1913 from Land’s End to London, stopped in Bodmin where the Mayor greeted them with a red rose each in a gesture of solidarity. Today, on the tour of the play, Oxygen by Natalie McGrath, along the route, the troupe stopped in Bodmin and were presented with red roses by the Mayor in remembrance of June 25th 1913.  We were there! It was brilliant to hear some of the speeches again and to join the cast in the singing of the song that we learned yesterday.

The Mayor, the Cast and the Roses

The Mayor, the Cast and the Roses

Singing Oxygen, the song we learned last night

Singing Oxygen, the song we learned last night

2   I love being able to cut fresh herbs for our salad dressing – two kinds of mint, chives and garlic chives, sage and three kinds of thyme. Delicious.

Herbs chopped for a salad dressing

Herbs chopped for a salad dressing

3   The purple Poppies and the white Cistus have both opened today in my purple, white and green Suffragette garden. What excellent timing!

Purple poppy in my Suffragette garden

Purple poppy in my Suffragette garden

White Cistus

White Cistus

 

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14 responses to “Red Roses in Bodmin, Herbs and Purple Poppy

  1. mixedupmeme

    July 5, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I clicked on the link to the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage and saw the link to my blog. 🙂 What a thrill to be included.

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  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    June 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    They look so happy 🙂 This is wonderful.

    And the flower, beautiful. Ah Sally, your appreciation of life is inspiring 🙂

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    • mybeautfulthings

      June 27, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you. The play, despite also causing tears to flow, did leave us all smiling. Wish you could see it – you would appreciate its themes of strong women fighting for what is right for womenkind in general and for children. 🙂

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  3. greenbenchramblings

    June 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    What a poppy. Great colour but also a crinkly edge to each petal.

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  4. makagutu

    June 26, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Must have been great being part of the remembrance I guess.
    Great pics

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  5. Marilyn Griffin

    June 26, 2013 at 3:02 am

    the flowers are beautiful…and to bloom now…how neat is that!

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  6. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    June 26, 2013 at 1:25 am

    I have been busy of late but love your beautiful things even if I do not take the time to comment–and I love the history you provide

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  7. Jim in IA

    June 25, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I love that purple poppy. It is so fancy.

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  8. Choc Chip Uru

    June 25, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I love the singing of Oxygen, lovely 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. Forest So Green

    June 25, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I enjoyed reading your post. Annie

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