Photos: The poppies at the tower of London and a tribute to Harry Patch

We made flying visit to London on Friday (on shed business) and decided we had to go and see the Remembrance poppies that have been put around the Tower of London.

Poppies at Tower of London

Marking one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower’s famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.

It took your breath away really and even in the evening there was lots of people wanting to see them.

Poppies at Tower of London

Next to one of the railings was a tribute cross to veterans Harry Patch, Pop Riley & Ted Hodge it was very poignant seeing this small cross with the thousands and thousands of poppies in the background.

Harry Patch

you can find out more about them over at the Tower Website

below are the rest of my photos taken of the Tower Poppies