Poppies at Carlisle Castle

Some of you may have seen Poppies: Wave or Weeping Window as they have now been on display in various locations.  Weeping Window is currently on display at Carlisle Castle, until 8th July.  The castle was a major recruiting and training base during the First World War, and it’s possible that many Teesdale men passed through it.  Carlisle Castle is now managed by English Heritage and you will find full details about visiting on their website at www.english-heritage.org.uk.

If you visit the display (or have seen it somewhere else), perhaps you’d like to share your thoughts about it with us. This is almost the last chance to see the display in the near future as both elements will be presented to the Imperial War Museum to become part of the permanent holdings at the end of centenary commemorations.  You can find out where the poppies are on display and their future venues on www.1418now.org.uk/commissions/poppies.

Many of the original ceramic poppies were bought by members of the public throughout the world.  If you have a poppy, or know someone who has, there’s a project that would like to map the current whereabouts of the poppies.  You can find more information on www.wherearethepoppiesnow.org.uk.