OBJECT OF THE WEEK
THIS poppy is one of the 888,246 made for the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ which marked the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.
Created by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, the display was in the Tower of London’s moat from August 5 to November 11, 2014.
Each hand-made poppy represented a British or Colonial military fatality during the war.
The poppies were sold to raise money for six service charities in the UK.
The poppy can be seen in our World War One exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. More info at http://www. salfordcommunity leisure.co.uk/culture/ salford-museum -and-art-gallery/ exhibitions.
A poppy from the ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ exhibition