Future of Tower of London Poppy display secured

November 11, 2014   //   No Comments

Prime Minister David Cameron announced on 8th November that a key element of the Tower of London poppy installation will remain in place until the end of November.

Created by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, the installation commemorates the British and Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War.  After November the display will travel to sites across the UK to allow more people to experience its unique impact.  It will then be permanently displayed at the Imperial War Museums.  Prime Minister David Cameron said, “By displaying parts of the installation around the country and then permanently in the Imperial War Museum, we have ensured that this poignant memorial will be saved for the nation.”

The installation consists of 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for each British and Colonial fatality during the Great War, stretching around the dry moat of the Tower of London. Following its unveiling at the Tower on the 5 August, volunteers from all over the UK, as well as all over the world, have planted the poppies each day to ensure that all 888,246 are in place by the time for the culmination of the installation on Armistice Day, 11 November 2014.

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