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Revealing the Complex History Behind the Commemorative Poppy

15 May 2018

The fascinating Culture and Cake series continues on Saturday 19 May at the Redoubt Fortress, with a look into the history of Poppies as a form of commemoration.


Culture and Cake at the Redoubt

Heritage Eastbourne’s monthly talk over tea and cake will be taking the Tower of London Poppy as inspiration. Currently on loan and on display in the Eastbourne Remembers exhibition, the ceramic poppies became part of an art installation at the Tower of London at the start of the WW1 commemorations.

Neil Harvey from the Heritage team will be exploring how the sometimes controversial use of the poppy, actually became an enduring symbol of remembrance, inspiring poetry and flourishing in the battlefields, even during the chaos and destruction of WW1.

Culture and Cake: A Story of Poppies and Remembrance starts at 2pm on Saturday 19 May at the Redoubt Fortress. Tickets cost £6 and include a hot drink and a piece of cake.

Tickets available at the Redoubt Fortress, telephone 01323 410300, or Eastbourne Tourist Information, or book online at

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