News

The Tower of London Remembers

As part of D&P’s charity volunteering scheme I offered my support to plant poppies at the Tower on London, which is commemorating the outbreak of the First World War. It has mounted one of the most stunning artistic commemorations of the centenary.

DP circle logo
By Dalziel & Pow
Posted 30. 09. 2014
BLOG london tower of london remembers 03
BLOG london tower of london remembers 01 768x1024

As part of D&P’s charity volunteering scheme I offered my support to plant poppies at the Tower on London, which is commemorating the outbreak of the First World War. It has mounted one of the most stunning artistic commemorations of the centenary.

The moat of the Tower will turn entirely red though the installation of over 800,000 ceramic poppies, each one beautifully handmade in the studio of artist Paul Cummins.

You can own your piece of history and a part of the unique installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ by ordering a poppy planted in the moat. The net proceeds from every poppy sold will be shared equally amongst six service charities.

Every evening, the Last Post is played at sunset. 180 names are read out in this nightly ceremony and you are invited to nominate a member of the Commonwealth forces who was killed in the First World War to have their name included. My great-grandfather will be part of the Roll of Honour in around 10 days time so I will be visiting again.

It’s an absolute must to visit.

Poppies

Related Stories

arrow-down icon arrow-left icon arrow-right icon back icon button-box_2_blocks icon button-box_3_blocks-c icon button-box_3_blocks-d icon button-box_3_blocks-stacked icon button-box_3_blocks icon button-box_4_blocks icon button-box_5_blocks-alt icon button-box_5_blocks icon caret-down icon close icon d-p icon dot icon dots-column icon dots-nine-01 icon dots-trio icon facebook icon fast-forward icon forward icon hamburger-cross icon hamburger icon instagram icon letter icon link icon linkedin icon mail icon pattern-dots-white icon pattern-dots icon pattern-smile-white icon pattern-smile icon pattern-wave-white icon pattern-wave icon pattern-zig-white icon pattern-zig icon pause-button icon pink-waves icon play-button icon rewind icon search icon smile-column icon smile-trio icon twitter icon wave-column icon waves-citrine-line icon waves-citrine-square icon waves-rect icon waves icon youtube icon zig-line-pink icon zig-line icon zig-square icon