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This year there was quite a debate about the tradition of laying poppies at The War Memorial on the top of Great Gable on Remembrance Sunday.
This tradition has gone on for Many years with sometimes up to 1.000 people climbing the 2947 foot summit of Great Gable in the middle of winter on Remembrance Day to pay respects and lay poppies.
The Fell and Rock Climbing Club who erected this War Memorial and who conduct the service there objected to the laying of poppies, So a number of local people volunteered to climb to the top on a regular basis to keep am eye on the situation and remove any poppies that are starting to degrade.
The Service is at 11.00 on the Sunday nearest to 11-11, so 5 weeks later I went up to The War Memorial and took these pics
So, what do you think – are they a Tribute or Litter ?
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