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Giant Poppy Unveiled In Camelford

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8:02am 19th October 2014

Being unveiled near Camelford: a granite poppy almost twice the height of an average man.

A time capsule of poems will be buried by the 10ft monument at Valley Truckle.

It marks 100 years since the start of World War One.

It is the brainchild of Vaughan Williams, whose son used to be in the marines.

He says it is for conflicts like Afghanistan too: "It's hope, it's renewal, it's re-birth and the poppy symbolises that; that's the intention of the monument. It's to make us walk by, drive past and think of what happened in the First World War but also continually."

Vaughan wants people who see the monument to remember three things: "One is to remember the hardships our ancestors went through. Second one is, no matter what disasters are happening to us, there is always hope. And thirdly, lastly is that, if you get the right cause, most people there want to contribute."

8:02am 19th October 2014

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