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Children selling poppies - c1936

Children selling poppies - c1936

Date Added: 19 August 2003 Contributor: Sandy Russell Year: 1936 Picture No: 458

The signs on the boxes say 'Scottish Children's League of Pity'.
2nd from left - Mona Mackenzie
3rd from left - Wilma Russell

Albums: People, School


My father reconises a few additional faces. Rear far left Margaret Ross (nee Isaccson) far right Martha Reid, front row smallest girl on right Florrence Gillies. Comment left on 23 August 2003 by Andrew Bathie
It is Martha Reid on the far right, in 1936 she would have been age 12. My Mother (Jessie) says the annual Poppy appeal was quite an event involving the younger children as "sellers" and their older brother's and sisters as organisers. Comment left on 25 August 2003 by Arthur Bird
The 3rd from the left in the back row is my aunt Biddy Marks. Comment left on 29 November 2004 at 12:00 by Vairi Anderson
Fourth from the left is my Mum Isobel MacKenzie. She now lives in Brisbane, Australia. Comment left on 17 February 2011 at 06:05 by Fiona Macleod
These aren't poppy sellers, they're selling white heather for the Scottish Children's League of Pity. Comment left on 23 March 2012 at 11:22 by Eric Malcom
2nd from the right is Rhoda Maclennan. Comment left on 03 April 2012 at 07:11 by Fiona Moreland
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