It was almost by chance we saw the installation of poppies at the Tower of London that marked the hundredth anniversary of the start of WWI, they both moved us and captured our imagination,
we managed to buy a poppy, and plant it on the map, just one of the 888,246 poppies that were made
It was the start of a journey, that amongst other things led us to visit Ypres in Belgium and listen to the last post at the Menin Gate We saw so many young people there, so important.
Some of the poppies were retained from the tower, and have been exhibited around the country. We’ve managed to catch up with them in a couple of locations.
Here at Carlisle Castle, the number of poppies here are roughly the same as the number of men who signed up to serve in the war,
within these walls, and never returned.
to the city and surrounding villages.
Lest we forget.