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 is mounting a massive display of thousands of hand made poppies within the magnificent Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick.
11,610 soldiers from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment alone lost their lives in the Great War, and we hope our display is a fitting tribute to their sacrifice. Poppies have been donated by hundreds of individuals, local groups, schools, businesses and many people living overseas.
Our display also includes bespoke tributes from the Warwickshire Federation of Womens Institutes, the Woodloes Evening Townswomens Guild, and the Guild of Bellringers.
Entry is free but all money raised will be shared equally between the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and St Mary's Church.
The display will be open daily from October 6th until December 9th 2018, 10am until 4pm, except when the Church is closed for services, weddings, or other events. The latest details of opening times can be found on our website, www.warwickpoppies.org.uk. Please contact us to check if you are travelling at firstname.lastname@example.org.