Earlier this year, ceramic artist, Paul Cummins and stage designer, Tom Piper, worked together to create the striking art installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London.

The idea behind the poppies was to mark one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Since the start of the summer, 888,246 ceramic poppies have been placed individually by volunteers from all over Britain in order to fill the Tower’s famous moat. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the First World War and the last poppy will be placed on Armistice Day.

The poppies were available to purchase at £25 each, with proceeds going to six service charities.