12 September 2017

Visitor reaction to Poppies: Wave at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial

Visitors to Poppies: Wave at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial have shared their moving reaction to the sculpture.


The sculpture opened at the memorial on Wednesday 23 August - the first time Wave has been fixed to a monument dedicated to remembering the war dead of the two world wars.

Wave, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will be open to the public until 19 November, with volunteers trained by the CWGC on hand from 10am to 6pm daily to tell the story of the Wave, the Commission and its memorial.

Wave is one of two sculptures taken from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. The installation was originally at HM Tower of London in 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, one for every British or Colonial life lost at the Front during the First World War.

For more about the memorial, read Plymouth Naval Memorial: the history and design