Poppies on parade

COLLECTING ... Pictured from left to right are Nellie Moody (Tindall), Nellie Edgecombe, Miriam Pickering, Lottie Duffield (Bolder) and the woman who wasn't identified by Mrs Pickering
COLLECTING ... Pictured from left to right are Nellie Moody (Tindall), Nellie Edgecombe, Miriam Pickering, Lottie Duffield (Bolder) and the woman who wasn't identified by Mrs Pickering
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SCARBOROUGH’S Poppy Appeal is once again attracting great support - but the campaign was just as big 86 years ago.

Lorna Holburn, of Newby, found this picture from The Mercury in 1985, showing women collectors as they readied themselves to take to the streets once more 60 years earlier in 1925.

Mrs Holburn, who sells poppies alongside husband John in Proudfoots, found the picture after looking through old scrapbooks which belonged to his aunty.

The picture was taken outside the old police station, which used to be on the corner of Castle Road and St Thomas Street.

It features Miriam Pickering, who is pictured in the centre, who became involved in poppy selling through her father Edward Crowe who was secretary of the Scarborough branch of the Royal British Legion.

Mr Crowe, alongside 25 employees, painted the inside and outside of Scarborough Hospital when it first opened back in 1934.

The picture also includes Nellie Tindall nee Moody, Nellie Edgecombe and Lottie bolder nee Duffield.

However, the woman on the far right was not identified by Mrs Pickering.

Do you recognise her or anyone else in the picture?

If so, contact reporter Steven Hugill on (01723) 383829.

Alternatively, email him at steven.hugill@yrnltd.co.uk