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Monday Friends Remember at the “Wave”

Monday friends meets regularly in Normanton where they undertake gentle exercise, enjoy a game of Boccia bowling or indoor curling followed by lots of conversation over a cuppa and biscuits. On occasions they like to do something different, and so it was on 2nd November that they gathered in the car park of St John’s, Normanton, waiting to be transported to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see “wave”, a section of the commemorative poppies installation, originally installed at the Tower of London and created by Ceramic artist Paul Cummins. It was a dry day that had followed a weekend of rain but the fog hung heavy over the sculpture park giving an ethereal quality to the lake and red poppies that cascaded from the bridge spreading out on to the lake itself. All the ladies of the group chose to walk over the fields following the plastic poppies that lined the area directing us to the sculpture, everyone careful not to slip amongst the wet leaves before getting to see them. As they approached the lake, despite the fog, the poppies came in to view. After many a thoughtful moment and a picture taken most opted for a leisurely stroll back, following the path to the shop then onto the bus for a short journey to Blacker Hall farm. Once seated in the warmth they enjoyed a light lunch in the barn restaurant and a chat over coffee before returning home to Normanton.