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Swansea sends poppies to Paddington

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Poppy wreaths have been placed on a special train in Swansea bound for London.

To mark Remembrance Day, Great Western Railway organised a Poppies to Paddington operation that saw wreaths sent from towns and cities across its network to be laid at the war memorial on Platform 1 at Paddington Station.

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Civic dignitaries including the Lord Mayor of Swansea Mike Day, joint deputy Leader David Hopkins, the council’s Armed Forces Champion Wendy Lewis, the Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan Louise Fleet and Regional Chairman of the Royal British Legion Philip Flower and representatives from the forces handed over the wreaths at Swansea Station.

The occasion ahead of the departure of the 7.45am for Paddington train begins a day of events taking place across Swansea as part of November 11 commemorations, including Silence in the Square at 10.30am and a service at the civic Cenotaph on the seafront, also at 10.30am.

(All images: Swansea Council)

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