From the archives: The Howson Brothers

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We have just added two wonderful pictures to our archives – compliments of our founder’s grandnephew!

The first is of Poppy Factory founder, George Howson MC, with his brother Geoff outside the steps of the housing George built for his disabled ex-Service workforce.


Two of the Sikhs were colleagues of Geoff Howson from his days in the 4th Cavalry.

The next photo is Geoff Howson and the 4th Cavalry taken way back before the First World War started in 1910.

geoff-george-and-the-rajahs-c-1935The chap on Geoff’s right hand side is Muzaffar Uddin Ahmad, who is also pictured in the Poppy Factory photograph.

Fascinating stuff for the historians!