Iconic Tower of London poppy sculpture visits Southend

Millions of people flocked to the Tower of London to see the exhibit in 2014. Credit: PA

The iconic poppy sculpture that went on display at the Tower of London in 2014 is coming to Southend.

People will be able to see it at the Barge Pier in Shoeburyness from this week until June.

Southend was chosen because it was one of the first town's in the country to be targeted by German Zeppelin airships in the First World War.

The sculpture will be on show until 25 June.