Thursday, 20 November 2014

Tower of London Poppy Visit

Everyone by now should have heard about the wonderful exhibition that has been on show at the Tower of London - I am referring of course to the ceramic poppys commemerorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War by artist Paul Cummins entitled ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’. Over the past few months 888,246 ceramic poppies have been planted in the moat, one for every British and Colonial fatality during the conflict, a very moving and poignant sight.

Thanks to the Military I finally managed to get on a Force Development trip to the Tower to see this exhibit. Unfortunately as it was after the 11th November alot of the poppies had started to be cleared away, along with the cascade of poppies coming out of the window.

There was still a good number to see though as you can see in the photos below.

A very good day at the Tower and I was priviledged to be able to visit and commemorate the fallen.


  1. Wow, that looks fantastic. I'm a bit sad that I didn't get to see them all in place, but at least we managed to buy one for my mum's Christmas present :)

  2. It is very impressive. What an honour to see them in the flesh.