As we fondly remember this and other nation’s fallen heroes today, I am reminded of the amazing display of poppies at the Tower of London in late 2014.

The artist Paul Cummins & designer Tom Piper filled the fortress’s ancient moat with 888,246 handmade ceramic poppies (one to represent every British fatality during WWI) to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the Great War.

‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ grew daily until November 11 2014 when the 888,246th poppy was ‘planted’.

Following the culmination of the incredibly moving installation each poppy was sold to raise money for service charities.

I ventured over on the Monday after Remembrance Sunday to take some pictures before the poppies were removed……..


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