Her Majesty The Queen opened the 95th Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Thursday, 9 November 2023, marking the start of Remembrance commemorations.
The annual event began in 1928 when the Poppy Factory placed a tray of poppies and a collection tin in the grounds of St Margaret’s Church. Though initially comprising only a few poppies surrounding a solitary cross, this small gesture laid the foundation for a tradition that has flourished over the years. Today, the grounds of St Margaret’s, nestled within Westminster Abbey, transform into a sea of scarlet poppies every November, honouring the memory of those who have served.
The Gallipoli Association maintains a plot in the Field of Remembrance each year. On behalf of members, it will place a Remembrance Cross, Star of David, Crescent Moon or Sikh Khanda.
These photos were taken by Hester Huttenbach and Clive Summerson.