Thousands Flock to see Poppies

More than 82,000 people have visited the Weeping Window display at Derby Silk Mill, during its first two weeks.

The Weeping Window ceramic poppies are part of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red display, by Bondholder Paul Cummins, which was originally on display at the Tower of London. 

The display has attracted visitors from around the globe, with visitors travelling from New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and the USA.

The display has also helped increase footfall in the city centre. 

Martin Langsdale, chair of Bondholder Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District, said: "We are delighted that the poppies are located within the Cathedral Quarter and in particular on such an iconic building as the Silk Mill. The installation looks fantastic and the feedback we have received from businesses and visitors alike has been very positive."

he exhibition, created by Bondholder Paul Cummins Ceramics, was brought to the city following a bid from Derby City Council, Marketing Derby, Derby Museums Trust, Derby Quad, Derby Live and Pauline Latham MP.