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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red was a work of art consisting of 888,246 ceramic red poppies placed in the moat of the Tower of London, between July and November 2014 to commemorate the centenary of World War I. Each poppy represented a lost life from Britain or one of its Dominions, killed in the war. It attracted a huge number of visitors. Members of the public could purchase a poppy and part of the installation then went on tour around the UK organised by 14-18 NOW until 2018, after which it was decided to have permanent displays at IWM London and North Museums. The work was created by artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper.
Address is IWM London.
Captain Frederic John Walker, known as 'Johnnie Walker' was Britain's most successful anti-submarine commander during the Battle of the Atlantic in WW2. The tune 'A Hunting We Will Go' used to be played through the tannoy of his ship, the sloop HMS Starling. A career sailor, Johnnie Walker was born in Plymouth on 3 June 1896 and died on 9 June 1944 in Seaforth, Merseyside.
The statue is by local sculptor Tom Murphy. Address approximate.
9 foot high steel statue by Ray Lonsdale depicting a British soldier immediately after hearing the news of the Armistice at 11 o'clock on 11th November 1918. Also known as 'Tommy', the nickname for British troops everywhere since the 18th century, the town of Seaham raised the necessary money to keep him.
Flatford Mill and the area around it inspired the artist John Constable. The National Trust has a small exhibition nearby and there are waymarked walks which take in the places Constable knew, and painted. Guided tours are also available. Or you can hire a boat on the river Stour.
There is no public access to Flatford Mill or Willy Lott's House (pictured).