The Field of Remembrance

The Field of Remembrance

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A field of scarlet poppies will blanket the Abbey’s grounds this November to remember loved ones lost serving in the Armed Forces.

Now in its 94th 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.

Watch the opening

A video of the opening of the Field of Remembrance will be published shortly.

Entry times

The Field of Remembrance will be officially opened on the morning of Thursday 10th November and you are welcome to visit afterwards at the following times:

  • Thursday 10th November, 1.00pm - 6.00pm, entry via the North Green
  • Friday 11th November – Sunday 20th November, 9.00am- 6.00pm, entry via the North Green

Pay your own tribute

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

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