Two weeks left to see them: 400,000 people visit poppies at Lincoln Castle

The Poppies: Wave display at Lincoln Castle has been visited by more than 400,000 people since it opened in May — and you still have two weeks left to see them.

Jon Hogan, public engagement manager at Lincoln Castle said: “Lincoln Castle is the only place you can see Poppies: Wave this year in England. But with just two weeks left to see the sculpture, I’m urging people to come sooner rather than later if they don’t want miss out.

We’re expecting another surge in visitors over the last weekend so if you’re local then come in August and beat the crowds,” he said.

Wave is one of two sculptures taken from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.

The installation was originally at Tower of London in 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.

Lincoln was chosen to host Wave for the First World War centenary, as it was a major centre for the manufacture of weapons and munitions during the conflict.

The poppies and original concept was conceived by Derbyshire-born artist Paul Cummins and the installation was designed by Tom Piper.