I bought my poppy ahead of been a poppy planter & picker at the Tower.
I volunteered as I was lucky to have had the Tower of London out of my office window for over 5 years and wanted to give something back. I had a grandfather involved in WW1, he returned safely but never spoke about it. The experience was one of teamwork but also of reverence. Every time I see photos of the poppies being installed my thumbs go numb at the thought! Just loved the concept of the whole project, the fun the team had, inclu Beefeaters, the attention it drew to such to such a sombre cause which was massive & so underestimated