Giant poppies take over Bracknell
Published: 1 Aug 2014 16:301 comment
More than 20 poppies have been installed on roundabouts and major junctions across Bracknell Forest to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Britain declaring war on Germany on Monday.
The 6ft-high red flowers were installed last week and are set to stay until at least Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of the First World War, on November 11.
The fibre-glass poppies, commissioned by Bracknell Forest Council at a cost of £500 each, were built by Bracknell architectural and engineering firm ATOM.
Cllr Tony Virgo hopes the flowers will feature annually in the town.
He said: “The poppies have really caught the public’s imagination and people just like quirky things.
“Roundabouts are the best way to display them and it shows Bracknell is doing something for the anniversary.”
One poppy will remain in South Hill Park as a work of art.
Full list of poppies across the borough:
1. Squirrel roundabout, Mounts Hill, Winkfield
2. ‘Peanut roundabout’, Windsor Road, Winkfield
3. Maidens Green Junction, Maidens Green, Winkfield
4. Warfield Church Lych Gate, Osborne Lane
5. Warfield Roundabout, Harvest Ride
6. Whitegrove Roundabout, County Lane, Warfield
7. Sheppee roundabout, Harvest Ride, Warfield
8. Popeswood roundabout, Wokingham Road, Bracknell
9. Western Roundabout, Wokingham Road, Bracknell
10. Met Office Roundabout, London Road, Bracknell
11. Peel roundabout, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell
12. Eastern Roundabout, London Road, Bracknell
13. Waitrose roundabout, Berkshire Way, Bracknell
14. Long Hill roundabout, Long Hill Road, Bracknell
15. Martins Heron roundabout, London Road, Bracknell
16. Whitton Road roundabout, New Forest Ride, Bracknell
17. Wildridings roundabout, Mill Lane, Bracknell
18. Hanworth roundabout, Mill Lane, Bracknell
19. Sainsbury’s roundabout, Ringmead, Bracknell
20. Foresters roundabout, Foresters Way, Crowthorne
21. Bracknell Road, Crowthorne
22. Magdalene roundabout, Rackstraw Road, Sandhurst
23. Shepherds Meadow roundabout, Marshall Road, Sandhurst
24. Bracknell & Wokingham College
25. South Hill Park