Poppy Factory Tour, Richmond

Poppy Factory Tour, Richmond

Join us on a visit to the Poppy Factory in Richmond where we will enjoy a lunch followed by a 2-hour Factory Tour.

Join us on a visit to the Poppy Factory in Richmond where we will enjoy a lunch followed by a 2-hour Factory Tour.

 

On your tour you will enjoy a fascinating presentation and introductory film about the factory and its history. You will then move through to the museum area where you get to make a poppy and see some of the wreaths and poppies made throughout history.

 

Following this you will walk along the royal corridor and see wreaths made for the royal family, as well as photos from their visits throughout the years. Before heading back to the gift shop where you will see the machines that cut out millions of poppies that are then pieced together carefully by the staff.

 

Background: The Poppy Factory was established in 1922 as an independent charity to provide employment for disabled servicemen after the First World War. The work consisted of making the poppies, crosses and wreaths for the annual Remembrancetide. 90 years on, they remain an independent charity with the aim - to enable wounded, injured and sick ex-Service men and women in finding paid, meaningful civilian employment. Continuing to make remembrance poppies, crosses and wreaths and every November the annual Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey is organised and run by The Poppy Factory.

 

A selection of souvenirs, including Poppy Factory china is available to purchase from the shop at the end of the tour.

 

Please note that this is a working factory. In order to maintain a safe environment for visitors and workers, tours may not access certain parts of the factory production area. It is essential that the tour party follow the instructions of the Tour Guides at all times and do not enter restricted areas.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Boating Lake Bus stop by Boating Lake
Hastings
Bulverhythe Westbound Bus stop by Chip Shop bottom of Harley Shute
Bulverhythe (Westbound)
Church St Northbound Bus stop Church Street, (A2270) Northbound
Willingdon
Eastbourne Pier Bus stop Eastbourne Pier
Fishermens Club Bus stop Fishermen's Club
Eastbourne
Glyne Gap Westbound Bus stop opposite Glyne Gap Garage
Bexhill (Westbound)
Hailsham High Street Bus stop Hailsham High Street
in front of Waitrose
Hastings Westbound Bus stop Pelham Place car park, Hastings Westbound
before Breeds Place roundabout
Langney Langney Footbridge bus stop, near petrol station
Lifeboat Museum Bus stop by Lifeboat Museum, Grand Parade
Eastbourne
Little Common Westbound By the Wheatsheaf Public House
Little Common
Martello PH Bus stop by Martello Public House
Eastbourne
Opp Stables Theatre Bus stop adjacent to Market Cross
just before (opp) Stables Theatre, Old London Road
Opp Waitrose Old Town Bus stop opposite Waitrose/Lamb Inn, Eastbourne
Pevensey Westbound Opposite Smugglers Public House
Pevensey (Westbound)
Polegate A2270 Northbound Bus stop opposite church, at crossroads
Polegate (A2270) Northbound
Princes Rd jctn Beatty Rd Bus stop Princes Rd before Beatty Rd junction
Eastbourne
Princes Road Westbound Bus stop Princes Rd before Ramsay Way junction
Eastbourne
Sainsburys Victoria Drive Sainsburys, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne
St Leonards Westbound Bus stop seafront, opp Warrior Square Memorial
St Leonards (Westbound)
Tesco Express, Ore Bus stop by Tesco Express, Old London Road
Ore, Hastings
The Ridge towards Ore Bus stop adjacent to St Helenswood Leisure Centre
The Ridge, Hastings
Town Hall Square, Bexhill Bus stop by the Town Hall, Town Hall Square
Bexhill-on-Sea
Westham Westbound By Westham Church
Westham (Westbound)
Willingdon Triangle Bus stop in Willingdon Triangle
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