Lincs: Iconic poppies are coming to Lincoln Castle next year

The iconic Poppies: Wave installation is coming to Lincoln Castle next year
The iconic Poppies: Wave installation is coming to Lincoln Castle next year

Lincoln Castle, has been selected by 14-18 NOW as one of three venues to host the iconic Poppies: Wave art installation from the Tower of London next year.

Poppies: Wave is one of two sculptures from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, a display of 888,246 poppies honouring the deaths in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War, which was at the Tower of London last year.

And from May 28 to September 4, the castle will be home to Wave, a sweeping arch of bright red poppies suspended on towering stalks.

Coun Nick Worth, executive member for culture and heritage at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We’re thrilled the poppies are coming to Lincoln Castle.

“Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and seven Lincolnshire battalions fought there.

“Of course, the castle is also home to one of only four surviving 1215 Magna Cartas.

“The messages of freedom this document still represents will chime perfectly with the meaning of the poppies.

“I’m sure people will travel from far and wide to see this iconic work.”