A veteran walking around the Field of Remembrance

The Field of Remembrance

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Visit the field of scarlet poppies and memorials, which will blanket the Abbey’s grounds this November, to remember loved ones lost serving in the Armed Forces.

Now in its 93rd year, the Field of Remembrance has been taking place every November since 1928 when The Poppy Factory took a group of disabled veterans, a tray of poppies and a collecting tin to the grounds of St Margaret's Church at the Abbey.

Only a handful of poppies were planted around a single cross, but it began a tradition that has grown over the decades and now tens of thousands of poppies on wooden crosses and tributes are planted every year.

Entry times

Entry is from Thursday 11th November - Sunday 21st November, 9.30am until 6.00pm.

Entry is via the West Gate on the North Green.

Booking information

No booking is required.

Make your own tribute

You can plant your own memorial tribute in the Field to remember someone special, if you wish.

Crosses, crescents, stars of David, Oms, Khandas and tributes for those of no faith are available from a stall on site with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

Remembrance Sunday

The Abbey is hosting a service on Sunday 14th November. Find out more about the Remembrance Sunday service