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Thousands visit the 'Weeping Window' poppies in Ashington

The 'Weeping Window' display of ceramic poppies at the Woodhorn Museum in Ashington has been viewed by over 7,500 people in just 4 days.

The museum was the first anywhere in the world to host the display to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One.

The exhibition opened on the 12th of September and is on until the 1st of November.

Originally the 'Lands of Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – created by artist Paul Cummins and designed by Tom Piper - was on display at the Tower of London where it was seen by an estimated 5 million people.

The poppies represent each British and Commonwealth soldiers who died in The Great War.

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WW1 poppy display to visit Northumberland

The 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' installation at the Tower of London in 2014. Credit: PA

More than 3,000 poppies from the Tower of London sculpture, which was installed to mark the centenary of World War One last year, will go on display in Northumberland.

The Woodhorn Museum in Ashington will be the first venue outside London to display the 'Weeping Window' section of the 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' sculpture as part of the UK tour of the installation.

"Remembering WW1 through the poppies is very important to this part of the world because of our mining heritage. Thousands of miners went to fight in WW1.

"The Northumberland archives are here and it is a spectacular location."

– Woodhorn Museum
The 'Weeping Window' section of the installation will visit the Woodhorn Museum Credit: PA

Five million people visited the display in London, which was created by artists Paul Cummins and designed by Tom Piper, while it was at the Tower of London between August and November last year.

888,246 poppies were individually placed, each one to represent the death of a member of the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.

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