Poppies at the Tower of London!

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 Poppies at the Tower of London!





The ceramic poppy memorial at the Tower of London is simply amazing.



Yesterday  the Chairman of the Village Hall & I nipped up to London & met the Agent outside a pub called The Hung, Drawn and Quartered on Tower Hill.  We all wanted to see this incredible display before Remembrance Sunday and spent the afternoon at the Tower of London, taking it all in and  admiring it.

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We spent ages watching volunteers busy planting some of the last of the 888,246 that make up the display.


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The Agent disagrees with me (& indeed, feels so strongly that he was moved to write a firm letter to BoJo, Mayor of London) but I am so glad that the some of the ceramic poppy memorial will remain in place at the Tower until the end of November so that as many people as possible can get to see it.


Yours totally struck by the eloquence of all those poppies and by the genius of ceramicist Paul Cummins who had the idea behind the ceramic memorial in the first place,

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Tim Holyoake who blogs at: Just One More Ten Pence  has published some really good photos of the poppies  -much better than mine – and also, a post  which made  the Agent exclaim, ‘Good Man!”

Post Script: 11/11/14

The last poppy was planted by cadet Harry Hayes, 13, from Reading Blue Coat SchoolArmistice Day


  1. So glad you got to see this – how very special!

    • Hi Kate, how great to hear from you – hope all is very well in the Netherlands & thank you – it did feel very special – just the right word!

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