Do you own a Tower Poppy or know someone who does?

In 2014 one of the iconic images relating to the commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War was the installation Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper at the Tower of London.  The ceramic poppies were sold at the end of the display.

14-18 NOW, which commissioned the installation, has recently announced a new initiative relating to the installation.  For more information, read on.

 

14-18NOW launched Where Are The Poppies Now earlier this month to reunite digitally the iconic ceramic poppies from the installation Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, originally seen at the Tower of London in 2014.

They’re inviting all poppy owners around the world on plant their poppy to the digital map and share the story of why or for whom they bought their poppy.

Over the coming months you can discover the stories of poppy owners around the world on the map. See how far the poppies have travelled as well as those planted in your local area.

Plant your poppy and share your story #WhereAreThePoppiesNow

For more information, go to www.1418now.org/do-you-own-a-tower-poppy/.  There’s a YouTube video and a link to planning your poppy and telling its story.

It would be lovely if you would also share your poppy story with our First World War project.  Email us on libraryandarchives@thebowesmuseum.org.uk.