The Field of Remembrance
A field of scarlet poppies and memorials will blanket the Abbey’s grounds this November to remember loved ones lost serving in the Armed Forces.
Now in its 91st year, the Field of Remembrance has been taking place since November 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.
There are also other Fields of Remembrance by the Royal British Legion now held across the UK.
The Field of Remembrance will be officially opened on the morning of Thursday 7th November and you are welcome to visit afterwards.
Thursday 7th November, 1:00pm until 6:00pm, entry via the West Gate
Friday 8th November – 17th November, 8:00am until 6:00pm, entry via the West Gate
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 and tributes for those of no faith are available from a stall on site with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.