Each year, since the end of the first world war, we remember the great sacrifice made by members of British and Commonwealth armed forces in conflicts across the world, when they gave their lives, to preserve our democratic freedom and way of life.
The poppy is synonymous with Remembrance Day and also one of Britain’s best loved wildflowers. At the end of the 1914-1918 war, also known as the Great War or First world War, the poppy is synonymous with the first line of John McCrae’s 1915 poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, “In Flanders fields the poppies blow”.
This tasteful and decorative, poppy print design, adjustable walking cane offers comfort and support, which makes it the perfect companion which folds neatly into four pieces and can be placed in your coat pocket or handbag when not in use.
Height adjustable from 79cm to 89cm (approximately 31”-35”) and featuring a smart chrome collar and 19mm black non slip rubber ferrule.
Fitted with a 19mm rubber ferrule and smart metal collar
The Derby Handle
Reputedly the invention of an earlier Lord Derby, who wanted a supportive walking stick that he could also hook over his arm, this style provides excellent support and can be held in either hand. The user’s weight is carried directly over the shaft of this stick. Their hand is supported as it can neither slip forward nor back. The sides of the derby handle should be rounded for comfort, not flat-sided. One of the most popular handles for the walking stick user in need of light to middling support and balance. Variations include the Melbourne Derby, which has a more rounded shape and the petite derby handle.