Falling poppies cascade down Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral Falling Poppies November 2018

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:25pm 8th November 2018.

The beautiful display is a fitting tribute to mark the Armistice weekend.

From today (8th November) until Sunday 11th November, poppies will be seen falling down the West Front of the Cathedral from 6.30pm until 10.30pm.

The Dean of Salisbury is switched the lights on after a special Evensong.

This year marks 100 years since the end of World War One, with places all over Salisbury and South Wiltshire playing tribute.

The Royal British Legion hopes that this projection will help to raise awareness of their Thank You campaign, which invites individuals and groups to 'thank' the First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

Salisbury Cathedral Falling Poppies November 2018
The projections will be seen every night until November 11th


Inside, the Cathedral are 100 puttees - a long strip of cloth - with poppies up and down them which will be on display until the 25th November 2018.

There are over 5,000 felt flowers which have been hand made by people at 15 community workshops.

Salisbury Cathedral Binding Poppies November 2018
The World War One puttees hung up in the Morning Chapel at Salisbury Cathedral

Suzie Gutteridge's project was inspired by puttees given to her by her late father, a former soldier.

Working with 15 community groups and volunteers to make the red felt, shape the poppies and build the artwork.

Binding the Past to the Present Through Remembrance will be on display in the Morning Chapel until Sunday 25th November.

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