A visit to see “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red”

Remembrance Poppies at the Tower of London

Remembrance Poppies at the Tower of London

I went down to London to see the poppies a couple of weeks ago.  The crowds were building steadily throughout the day but it was still an amazing experience.  The poppies themselves looked stunning in the autumn sunshine and there was a quiet buzz of interest from most of the people looking down at the moat.   Having recently discovered that my great grandfather ,John William Saunders, had been treated in hospital in Germany after being captured in 1917 I was very moved by the significance of each individual poppy.

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Close up of some of the 888,246 ceramic poppies at the Tower

 

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I'm enjoying early retirement! I have been researching my ancestry for several years and am interested in all aspects of family history especially local and social history.
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