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Paper Poppies Cover Hereford Shops!

  • 6th November 2017
  • The names of more than 2500 men from Herefordshire who died in the First World War have been displayed in Widemarsh Street. More than 1000 paper poppies have been made by students from the Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School and displayed in the shop windows – each bearing the name of one or two soldiers who didn’t return home.

    A sculpture made up of thousands of individual ceramic poppies is to go on display at Hereford Cathedral. Up to 2,000 visitors per day are expected to visit the ‘Weeping Window’ when it appears at Hereford Cathedral next spring. The sculpture will be free and open to the public and a series of special events will be hosted at the cathedral and other venues as part of the Herefordshire Homefront campaign.

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