To mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, British sculptor Nic Joly, has placed 141 bronze figures holding poppies, on 141 memorials all over the country as well as on memorials abroad. The polished bronze figures stand 50mm tall with their red poppies. The figures simply stand somewhere on the memorials (possibly slightly hidden), looking out at the world, reminding us that every life lost was a golden one.
This installation is about awareness, making people stop, remember, and think about what happened 100 years ago.
We are proud to report that Hyde Park Cemetery has been chosen as one of the 141 memorials to host one of Nic Joly’s figures.