Bid to bring poppies back to Derby

Thousands of poppies from Bondholder Paul Cummins' popular Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London could be returning to Derby in November 2017.

I spoke to many of the key organisations in the city who all expressed a desire to be involved
— Pauline Latham

Submitted by MP Pauline Latham, a bid to have the Weeping Window section of the installation erected at Derby Silk Mill is in progress with many companies supporting the bid.

Pauline said: "I spoke to many of the key organisations in the city, including Rolls-Royce, the Royal British Legion, Derby City Council, Derby QUAD, Marketing Derby, Derby Cathedral and the Derby Telegraph, who all expressed a desire to be involved."

She continues: "A presentation was given to the people making the decision and we also showed them the site, explaining how we would create an education programme for local schools and a poppy trail for visitors around the city's war memorials."

Competition includes Stoke and a decision will be made in March. Fingers crossed!