Like many other villages, Toft is celebrating the 100 years since Armistice Day with a display of poppies - the displays being made by the 'Simple Sewing, Knit and Natter Group'. Some like myself choose to wear a white poppy representing remembrance for all victims of war, a commitment to peace and a challenge to attempts to glamorise or celebrate war. It is often forgotten that about 10 million civilians died in addition to the 9.7 million military personnel. Purple poppies are also worn commemorating the animals that were injured and lost their lives in conflict. According to the Animals in War Memorial Fund, eight million horses died in the First World War.