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It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Giant poppies return to commemorate Remembrance Day

Mayor and Mayoress standing next to giant poppy

Have you spotted the dozens of giant poppies appearing across Bracknell Forest?

Although Remembrance Day may be a bit different this year due to COVID restrictions, when exercising safely during lockdown why not try and spot as many of the giant poppies as you can? They have been placed across Bracknell Forest from Tuesday, 3 November, 2020.

The fibre glass decorations were originally purchased as part of the borough’s World War I centenary celebrations in 2014. They have been so popular that they have stayed ever since.

Cllr Ash Merry, Mayor of Bracknell Forest, said:

“We are delighted to welcome back the giant poppies which are a unique way our borough commemorates Remembrance Day.

“While Remembrance Day and other remembrance celebrations may be a bit different this year, I hope that residents enjoy seeing these poppies around the borough again and that they serve as a poignant reminder.”

You can spot the poppies at various locations including:

  • Martins Heron
  • Binfield roundabout
  • Binfield Road/Harvest Ride roundabout
  • Rayburn Way roundabout (Shepherds Meadow)
  • Great Hollands roundabout (near McDonalds)
  • Doncastle Road roundabout (Berkshire Way)
  • Dive Centre roundabout, Crowthorne
  • The Point roundabout
  • Magdalene Road roundabout
  • Birch Hill shops
  • Sainsbury’s roundabout
  • The Squirrels roundabout
  • Osborne Lane (Plough & Harrow)
  • Mercedes roundabout (London Road)
  • Long Hill Road
  • Maidens Green
  • Binfield Green
  • Harvest Ride/ Jigs Lane South
  • Warfield Road / Harvest Ride
  • London Road – near Honda
  • A322 Boundary (Bagshot Road)
  • Great Hollands - Beedon Drive roundabout
  • Jennetts Park roundabout A329M
  • Market Street – near Bracknell Train Station

We encourage you to share your photos in front of the giant poppies on our Facebook page.