Poppies at Lincoln Castle

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In 2014, the Tower of London had a popular exhibition of a field of poppies to commemorate the people who gave their lives 100 years ago during World War I. The poppies are symbolic in that they each represent a British soldier that died during the conflict. The art installation (Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red), arranged by Paul Cummins, became extremely popular with many people making the pilgrimage to see them at the Tower of London, which I covered here. Due to their popularity, a section of the poppies known as 'the wave' were kept back from sale in order to tour around the country so that others could see them in case they never got the chance to visit them in London.


I recently went to Lincoln, and I caught a glimpse of the poppies on display in the grounds of Lincoln Castle. The wave lifts off the ground of the bank of the inner walls of the castle and cascades toward the top of the wall.


Lincoln Castle was used in World War 1, and there is a display of some items (weapons, uniforms, models of planes, and other bits and pieces) that date from that time on display in the castle.

Below are photographs of the poppies at Lincoln Castle







The 'Wave' is on display at Lincoln Castle until September 4. It can be visited without purchasing an entrance to the castle.

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