Giant poppy at King’s Hill

PUBLISHED: 10:31 11 November 2016

The poppy will be a focal point of the Remembrance Sunday ceremony planned by Kings Hill Parish Council

The poppy will be a focal point of the Remembrance Sunday ceremony planned by Kings Hill Parish Council

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A giant poppy will be a focal point of the Remembrance Sunday ceremony planned by Kings Hill Parish Council

The six foot poppy was purchased from The Royal British Legion and installed on Kings Hill�s Control Tower by SpectrumThe six foot poppy was purchased from The Royal British Legion and installed on Kings Hill�s Control Tower by Spectrum

A giant poppy has been placed on the iconic Control Tower at Kings Hill and will be a focal point of the Remembrance Sunday ceremony planned by Kings Hill Parish Council for the community.

It was the idea of developer Liberty Property Trust and Spectrum Signs & Display – which has provided all key signage at Kings Hill for almost three decades – as they wanted to join the community in commemorating the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

“People will gather by the Control Tower and the main ceremony will take place by the Running Airman sculpture where we have refurbished the memorial stones,” said Susan Davies of Liberty. “This time of year is very poignant at Kings Hill because of its past as RAF West Malling which was a key night fighter base during World War II.”

The giant six foot poppy was purchased from The Royal British Legion and installed by Spectrum. “This installation presented us with quite a design challenge in terms of a robust fitting that can be used for future Remembrance Days and, in order to comply with health and safety, it took four men to install”, said director Michael Moriarty.

“We have worked at Kings Hill for so long that we, too, feel part of the community and were delighted to be able to play our part in the commemorations.

The Kings Hill Remembrance Sunday parade on 13 November will begin at the Control Tower at 10.15am and the service will take place by the Running Airman sculpture in Gibson Drive at 10.45am.

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