In 1938 women from the Women’s Co-operative Guild were among a large crowd who attended the first alternative Remembrance Day events. A pacifist service was held in Regent’s Park. Members of the crowd wore the peace symbol of the white poppy, initially introduced by the Women’s Co-operative Guild in 1933 and from 1938 produced by the Peace Pledge Union. This was followed by a march to Westminster where a wreath of white poppies was laid at the Cenotaph.
A. Voinea, 2014. White Poppies Tell the Story of the Alternative Remembrance Day. Coop News.