Blanket of poppies fills The Lizard Pastures in Wymondham
- Credit: Ian Burt
Part of Wymondham has been transformed in to a sea of blazing bright red by the presence of thousands of poppies.
The crimson blooms fill a field at The Lizard Pastures, next to the River Tiffey on the market town's southern reaches.
Poppies have a strong association with remembrance of wartime sacrifice and they are commonly worn around Armistice Day in the UK and in other countries of the Commonwealth, where it is known as Remembrance Day.
This tradition owes its roots to Canadian doctor Lt Col John McCrae who, in May 1915, penned the poem In Flanders Fields after losing a friend in battle at Ypres during the First World War.
The poem's first stanza reads: 'In Flanders fields the poppies blow; Between the crosses, row on row; That mark our place; and in the sky; The larks, still bravely singing, fly; Scarce heard amid the guns below.'
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