LONDON POPPIES TO STAY ON DISPLAY A BIT LONGER

Nov 08, 2014

By Bob Sheppard

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Parts of a display of ceramic poppies that fill the Tower of London Moat will be preserved.

The display marks the centenary of World War 1, and the 888,246 poppies represent service members from Britain and its Empire who were killed in the great War.

They are due to be removed  on the day after Remembrance Day and sent to those who paid for them in return for a donation to British military charities.   

There was an outcry and a petition demanding that the popular display be left in place longer, and Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that parts of it will now be left in place until the end of the month before going on a country-wide tour.

Cameron says the display has become a much loved and respected monument.

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