The forget-me-not has an historic connection with remembrance from the First World War. During 1916 the first events to raise funds for the widows and orphans of the men who had already fallen in the war were held. Saturday 13 May was also chosen as the official Flag Day – the flag itself represented a bunch of Forget Me Not flowers on a blue ground. Silk embroidered postcards sent from the trenches during the First World War often featured Forget Me Nots as well as flags and other flowers.
Today the poppy has become the universal symbol of Remembrance but the humble forget-me-not still holds a place.
This silver finish enamelled brooch is a beautiful and subtle symbol symbol of love. Brooch dimensions: 4.5cm high by 3.5cm wide
The proceeds from this item go towards supporting the work of The National Archives in preserving the nation’s history including the preservation of military records.
We offer free standard UK delivery on all orders over £50.
Orders up to £30 are charged a flat fee of £4.95
Orders between £30.01 and £50 are charged a flat fee of £6.95.
Usual UK delivery timescale (excluding custom prints) is between 5 and 7 working days from the date of dispatch. Please allow up to 14 working days for delivery. For custom print delivery pricing and timescales see below.
Royal Mail industrial action taking place in 2023 may have an impact on delivery times to all destinations both within the UK and internationally. These delays are out of our control.
We can also ship most items worldwide.
For full details, including prices, click here.
Your prints and frames will be handmade by King & McGaw at their Sussex workshop.
Unframed orders are shipped within 5 working days (normally shipped next day).
Framed orders are shipped within 20 working days.
Further information on delivery timescales for custom prints can be found here.
If you are not completely satisfied with your item you may return it within 28 days for a refund.
For further details on returns click here.
Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund on custom prints unless they are faulty or we have made a mistake. Custom prints are exempt as they are made to order.