OVER THE WEEKEND OF 23-24TH OCTOBER, THE RIDERS BRANCH OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION TOURED CUMBRIA WITH A UNIQUE GOLDEN POPPY WHICH WAS SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED WITH A KENDAL SILVERSMITH. THE GOLDEN POPPY, WORTH IN EXCESS OF £750, WAS SILVER GILT AND PRESENTED IN AN ACRYLIC BOX WITH A SILVER PLAQUE
Thecoregrcup of twenty members were joined by other bikers duringvariousstages of the journey that joined up seventeen Royal British Legion Branches from Barrow in the south to Carlisle in the north. At each stop they were met by 1 welcoming committees, the press, local celebrities, town bandsand even Poppy Man. Throughout the tour, the public had the opportunity toenteracompetition to wir the Golden Poppy,and all money raised duringthe Golden PoppyRidewas donated to tne TRBL Cumbrian Poppy Appeal 2010.
Thisevent produced a truly spectacular and different image of fre Royal British Legionand its membership, with theyounger generation of ex-Servicemen and women showingtheir support of :he Legion's welfare work.
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The first UK tattoo convention of the year is now a two-day convention. Tattoo Freeze is taking place on January 15 & 16 at the Telford International Centre, Shropshire.
2011 will see some excitingadvances with the combination of an extra day along withan additional 3420 square metres of space allowing a whole lot more into the show that is all about fantastic tattoo art. Some of the great new areas planned for :he second outing include a spectacular Ice Carving exIiiUliuii.d id MyTdlluuWdll - a pldct? wl leieyuu edi igelyuui Id.Luob photographed, then displayed for all at the event to see as well as those following it online.
l-ora full breakdown of what's taking place this year, visit the 1 attoo 1- reeze website at www.tattoofreeze.con for more details. Tickets are on sale now, so take advantage of the advance ticket savings, and get yourself an early present to help ring in the newyear in tattooed style.
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