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Roses of Picardy

 

"The Roses of Picardy" is the title of the song created during the first world war, that have acquired an international reputation. According to the legend, the song tells the story of the meeting a British soldier and a woman native of Picardy region.

The lyrics were written by an English lawer: M. Frederic Edward Weatherly. Music was composed by M. Haydn Wood in 1916.

 

Rose of Picardy

 

A flower was designed also by a famous Englishmen: Mr. David AUSTIN in 2004. This is a rose, pink red with yellow stamens. It was baptized at the Valloires gardens by the Duchess of Gloucester for the centenary of the Entente Cordiale.

The sweetbriar is a wild rose, with an ancient origin. There are several varieties in the world. The english term “sweetbriar” would be a distortion of the French word "bruyère" (cousin shrub of rose hips).

Rose Picardy

Rose of Picardy

 

Since 1860 a Picardy rose is woodcarved at Vignacourt, this is an emblem sculpted on the Vignacourt sideboard. This is a low typical sideboard of the region. You can find more details on this link: Vignacourt sideboard.

Rose de Picardie

Rose of Picardy woodcarved