SIR - I was born in Bradford and spent most of my life there, before coming to the east coast to live.

I visit Bradford often and was there at the weekend when I read the letter (T&A, November 18) regarding the red poppy.

I remember when in the infants school, on November 11 at assembly, all the children and staff wore red poppies except for one teacher who wore a white poppy.

The reason we were told for her wearing a white poppy was that she had lost a family member in the war, which was the First World War as the second one hadn't started.

I have never ever seen anybody wear a white poppy since or heard of the reason for it.

Mrs Edna Galtress, Pasture Close, Kilham, Driffield