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The Poppy Factory

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20 Petersham Road, Richmond, Richmond TW10 6UR, England
+44 20 8940 3305
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Visited with group of Scouts

We booked months in advance to get the dates we needed and were impressed with the reception... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChrisLeisterCrow
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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
Would you like a trip to see disabled and PTSD victims?

Ok go to the poppy factory go look at the mentally, physically, and battle traumatised disabled and... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
foreverautumn63
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London, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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20 Petersham Road, Richmond, Richmond TW10 6UR, England
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+44 20 8940 3305
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked months in advance to get the dates we needed and were impressed with the reception & tour...even drinks & biscuit were offered. Scouts were interested for the whole 2 hours we were there which was impressive & indicative!

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Ok go to the poppy factory go look at the mentally, physically, and battle traumatised disabled and pay for the privalage and pay over the odds for a souvenir worth three times the amount of an ex military man/woman earns pr hour working there then...More

1  Thank foreverautumn63
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Very welcoming with a drink and biscuits !! We were booked in as a group and we had a most interesting and detailed talk and video. This was followed by a guided tour, when we were given the opportunity to make a Poppy. We all...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The staff and workers were kind and helpful. We were given an insightful tour. Booking months in advance is advisable by telephone.

Thank wendyl0uisa
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The day started of overcast but the plus side was the trains were on time and connected seamlessly! After the mandatory cuppa we headed to the Poppy Factory. We were greeted by Jackie, Brian and Abu who were volunteers at the Poppy Factory. They were...More

Thank carolinej87
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The poppy factory was established in 1922 and today produces some 36 million poppies a year. The factory employs war veterans and is a very well presented factory. Very interesting and moving experience.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Went to this location with a party of colleagues on a pre arranged tour. It was really enjoyable and fascinating to hear about the history of the Remembrance Day poppy. There is a 40 minute presentation and then a tour around the factory with plenty...More

2  Thank JohnBrundle
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

I have wanted to go and see the factory for years so I'm pleased we did it and we did learn lots of interesting facts. However I was disappointed with the shop... very limited range of goods on sale and none of the poppy brooches...More

Thank 922foodfan
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very moving and excellent presentation of the Poppy factory. Learnt a lot about the history of poppies. Even had the opportunity to make a few myself which was easier than I thought!! Looking forward to another visit with another group very soon

1  Thank 59pamg
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

A wonderful insight to the fantastic work that these dedicated people do to make all these poppies and spectacular wreaths. Even the Royal family have their wreaths made at Richmond factory for the Remembrance parade at Whitehall. Our guide Brian gave such an interesting commentary...More

1  Thank Q474VQmary
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