At 11am, on the 11th November 1918, the guns fell silent, marking the end of the First World War. To commemorate the centenary of this historic event, highlighting the part that Warwickshire people played in that terrible war, Warwick Poppies 2018 mounted a massive display of 62,438 hand made poppies within the magnificent Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick.
The display is now closed but ran daily fromOctober 6th until December 9th 2018, and was visited by over 30,000 people
All donations for Warwick Poppies will be shared equally between the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and St Mary's Church early in 2019. If you would like to make a donation for Warwick Poppies 2018 please click on this link
11,610 soldiers from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment alone lost their lives in the Great War, and we hope our display was a fitting tribute to their sacrifice. Poppies were donated by hundreds of individuals, local groups, schools, businesses and many people living overseas. It also included bespoke tributes from the Warwickshire Federation of Womens Institutes, the Woodloes Evening Townswomens Guild, and the Guild of Bellringers.
A set of prayers was specially written to accompany the exhibition. You can download these here.
Please join us at St Mary's Warwick for any of our Christmas Services, details below.
Collegiate Church of St Mary, Old Square, Warwick CV34 4RA www.warwickpoppies.org.uk Email: email@example.com Twitter: @WarwickPoppies Telephone: 01926-403940