Hampshire County Council’s Great Hall to be lit with poppies to commemorate the end of World War One

To commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War, Hampshire County Council will be illuminating the Great Hall in Winchester with a stunning light display of cascading poppies, on Friday 9 November

Nov 2 2018

Councillor Elaine Still, the Chairman of Hampshire County Council said: "I hope the sight of poppies flowing down the Great Hall will be a strong visual reminder for residents of the bravery and sacrifice of those who lost their lives during World War One. All at the County Council are extremely proud of our Armed Forces and this act of remembrance demonstrates our continued commitment to those currently serving, our veterans, as well as honouring all those who have fallen in conflict.    

“This installation will be on throughout Friday evening, and I would like to invite residents and visitors to come along and take a moment to remember those who have lost their lives serving our country.” 

The light installation will be on from 6pm-10pm and is one of many County Council supported events and activities taking place to mark the Armistice.  

View the full programme of events and other commemoration information https://www.hants.gov.uk/firstworldwar.