Artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper with Historian Kate Williams. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Matt Cardy/Getty Images for 14-18 NOW)
Professor Kate Williams visited Weeping Window at Hereford Cathedral and discussed what the sculpture meant to her.
“Sometimes when we talk about World War One, it is very difficult to think about the huge numbers, the huge sacrifices of so many lives lost and when you think that each one of these beautiful poppies represents an individual life that was sacrificed to the war, that really brings it home to you.”
“It is an amazing piece of artwork, a truly thrilling piece of contemporary art and at the same time commemorating all those lives that will never be forgotten.” – Kate Williams
Weeping Window will be in Hereford until 29 April, before continuing its UK-wide tour to Royal Armouries in Fort Nelson on 13 April. It is jointly presented by 14-18 NOW, Hereford Cathedral and Herefordshire Council. Share your photos on social using #PoppiesTour.