Field of Remembrance

The Poppy Factory organises the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey every November.

Over 380 plots are laid out in the names of military associations and other organisations. Remembrance crosses and symbols are provided so that ex-Service men and women, as well as members of the public, can plant a symbol in memory of fallen comrades and loved ones. The Field is opened every Thursday before Remembrance Sunday and stays open for a further ten days.

The Field of Remembrance was started in 1928 by Major George Howson MC (founder of The Poppy Factory) and a few wounded veterans from the First World War. They grouped together around a singular battlefield cross and, with trays of poppies, invited passers-by to plant a poppy nearby.

This year’s Field of Remembrance was open from Thursday 8th until Sunday 18th November.

Find out more about the event and watch a time-lapse film of the Field being constructed.

The making of a Royal wreath

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A Poppy Factory employee puts the finishing touches on HRH The Prince of Wales' wreath in the 1930's.