Visitors to famous Wells landmark get another chance to see famous poppies

PUBLISHED: 08:29 30 October 2020 | UPDATED: 09:55 30 October 2020

The poppies will be on display until 12 November

The poppies will be on display until 12 November

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A total of 2,000 poppies are on display for people to see at the Bishop’s Palace

Visitors to the Bishop’s Palace have this week been greeted by the stunning sight of 2,000 metal poppies, which have been planted in The Quiet Garden in time for Remembrance weekend.

They were originally planted in 2018, when there were 7,986, one to mark each life lost of servicemen from Somerset during World War One - but some were sold in 2018 to raise money for SSAFA and The Wells Branch of the Royal British Legion. It was agreed that the remaining poppies should be kept in order to continue to display them inside the grounds.

Originally made by local school children, they will be on display in the garden until 12 November.

Please see the Bishop’s Palace website for the latest guidance on visiting.

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