I was privileged to take part in both the poppy planting and removal, both of which I found incredibly moving, the fact that each poppy was hand crafted and represented a life sacrificed. I visited the tower to see the completed installation on 11th November 2014.
I was fortunate to be able to purchase 3 poppies. My parents have one in Devon and my aunt has one in Essex.
Mine has pride of place in my living room.