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Royal Ascot

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Royal Ascot. The Rose Terrace. The Directors of The War Horse Memorial (Alan Carr and Susan Osborne) were kindly invited to The Rose Terrace at Ascot Racecourse and pictured with a maquette of Poppy which has currently been admired by 250,000 visitors to Royal Ascot this week. Grateful thanks to Guy Henderson and the Racecourse…

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Forces TV

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Forces TV. The recent unveiling of the War Horse Memorial was covered by Forces TV. A War Horse Statue Is Unveiled In Ascot.  A national memorial dedicated to the millions of horses, mules and donkeys which died during World War One has been unveiled in Ascot. The bronze statue took four years to make;…

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Media coverage.

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Media coverage. The recent unveiling ceremony of the War Horse Memorial generated widespread coverage from a variety of media outlets. Coverage included pieces from the BBC, ITV, Daily Express, STV, The Independent and Centenary News which highlighted the considerable public interest and appeal of the project. Web, print and TV pieces all captured the Ascot unveiling…

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Ascot unveiling

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Ascot unveiling. After four years of hard work and planning this is the moment that Poppy, our War Horse was unveiled for the first time to the general public. Brownie Jess Edwards and Guides Nisha Watson, Katherine Warner and Annice Anderson were chosen to pull off Poppy’s giant purple mantle to reveal her majesty and…

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Buckingham Palace

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HM Queen. Acknowledgement from Buckingham Palace. We were delighted and very honoured to receive this official response and endorsement from HM the Queen regarding today’s (Fri 8th June, 2018) unveiling of the War Horse Memorial in Ascot.    

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Prime Minister’s Questions

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Prime Minister’s Questions. Adam Afryie, MP. MP’s from all parties congratulated The War Horse Memorial at Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday (Wednesday, June 6, 2018). Adam Afryie, MP for Windsor and special ambassador to the project, told the House about the Memorial and how it honours the horses of the First World War and the service…

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Now available!

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The Elegy to The War Horse EP. Now available! The Elegy to The War Horse EP is now available to buy and pre-sales have already placed it #39 on Amazon’s Easy Listening chart and #101 on their Classical chart. That’s really excellent news and if you love the music as we do and want to…

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Finishing touches

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Finishing touches. With just one week to go to the unveiling of our War Horse Memorial, the finishing touches are being made to the Heatherwood roundabout in Ascot. Work on the plinth is now completed and the bronze lettering has been added. Poppy remains covered in her tarpaulin coat which will soon be replaced with…

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Trooping the Colour

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Trooping the Colour / Queen’s Birthday Parade. Saturday, May 26, 2018. In June each year the highlight of the ceremonial calendar Trooping the Colour, also known as ‘The Queen’s Birthday Parade‘, takes place on Horse Guards Parade in London. Prior to the Queen’s Birthday Parade there are two full dress rehearsals; ‘The Major General’s Review’…

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Animals War Memorial

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Remembrance Sunday service. We are honoured to have been invited to speak and lay a purple poppy wreath at the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Animals War Memorial on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The invitation comes from the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals, an Anglican (Church of England) organisation founded over 30…

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