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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

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