The Nelson and District branch of the Royal British Legion has become the first in the north of England to take delivery of new poppy pins which will be sold as part of this year’s Poppy Appeal.
The limited edition pins will be sold alongside the smaller pins which have been available for several years and will be sold for £5 each.
Branch spokesman Michael Sutcliff said demand was expected to be high for the pins and asked anyone who wanted one to contact him at 48 Kibble Grove, Brierfield (tel. 618751, email orders email@example.com)
Badges will also be sold at the Wilfred Own poetry event at the ACE Centre, Nelson, on Thursday, October 18th.