This rather beautiful poppy was installed in Queen’s Square in 2014 to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.
The idea was to use 500 stones to make the poppy, with the red stones marking those who returned and the black ones marking those who didn’t come back.
Each of the stones has a name written on them, although some have faded over the last few years. The names of those who died are also etched onto the side of the memorial. Ridgeons, Monarch Landscaping, Travis Perkins and the local council all got involved with the project, which is something that likely didn’t cost too much, but which has a powerful impact.