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"Coming Home" - A Remembrance Installation

  • Hull Minster South Church Side Hull, England, HU1 United Kingdom (map)

This Remembrance Installation by Martin Waters.

“The thousands of Red Remembrance Poppies were collected, with the help of many donations, for the Poppy Installations at Holy Trinity Parish Church (now Hull Minster), Hull and the North of England from 2011 to 2015.

These installations are in response to my feelings towards war and remembrance.I wanted to create something large enough to describe the immense empathy people have towards those killed in or as a result of war and conflict past and present, including civilians. I wanted to emulate the poppies growing in the fields of Flanders after the battles of the First World War.

As I walk through the beautiful buildings the words of the old memorials echo in my thoughts, solemn, sad yet heroic and commemorated, lost but still loved.

“when you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today”

Please feel free to add your own red remembrance poppy to the installation.”

Earlier Event: October 30
HUM Bear Book Signing
Later Event: November 2
Our Singing City