Where are the poppies now?
In 2014 artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper presented ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London. Each ceramic poppy represented one of the 888,246 British or Colonial lives lost at the Front during the war. After the display finished, the poppies were sold to people around the world, raising millions for service charities. 14-18 NOW has created a virtual map showing digitally the destinations of the poppies and stories associated with them. By the end of January 2018, over 35,000 poppies had been planted on the map.
Go to www.wherearethepoppiesnow.org.uk to view the poppies and read the stories behind why they were bought. Search the map to discover where the poppies are now, including one in Radcliffe on Trent planted in memory of all the local men who lost their lives. If you own a poppy, you can plant yours too.