Tower of London poppy comes to bloom in Aylesbury
First World War.
The poppy was generously donated to the museum by a local resident, who purchased it after visiting the Tower of London to see the spectacular display of 888,246 hand-made ceramic poppies – one for each British or Colonial military fatality during the First World War.
The installation was the idea of artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper. Paul worked with three teams of volunteers from Derby, Stoke-onTrent and Aylesbury to make the poppies.
As they progressively filled the Tower of London’s famous moat hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world visited to watch the sea of red grow.
This poppy is on display now at Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury, as part of the exhibition Duty & Service: Bucks Lives in the Great War.
Entry to the exhibition is free. Please telephone 01296 331441 or visit our website at www. buckscountymuseum.org for more details.