Every One Remembered Sculpture to commemorate 100 years

The Kent County Show on 6-8th July 2018 will host The Royal British Legion’s iconic ‘Every One Remembered’ sculpture as well as a display of handcrafted poppies made by the local community to commemorate 100 years since the First World War ended.

The unique installation provides a fitting tribute to the sacrifice of British and Commonwealth servicemen and women during the First World War. The sculpture, designed by award-winning artist Mark Humphrey, features the ‘Centenary Soldier’ standing on a plinth of limestone sourced from the Somme. The statue is finished in bombshell brass inspired by the artist’s own grandfather who inherited a brass bombshell, decorated by his great-grandfather in the trenches when he fought in the Somme in 1916.

The ‘Every One Remembered’ sculpture which has previously been in several places across the UK including Trafalgar Square is joined by thousands of poppies which flutter around the soldier. Visitors will have the opportunity to donate to The Royal British Legion and add a poppy to the sculpture.

Alongside the ‘Every One Remembered’ sculpture will be a community built knitted poppy display. The Kent County show is appealing to members of the public to send in their knitted poppies. Poppies can be knitted, crocheted or crafted from felt and dedicate their poppies if they wish.

Lucy Hegarty, Show Manager of the Kent County Show, said: “We wanted to be able to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War with a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives. The poppy display will form a beautiful centre piece to the Garden Life Marquee and we hope as many people as possible will knit, crochet and make poppies to add to the display.”

Knitting and crochet patterns and the submission form can be found here:
www.kentshowground.co.uk/poppy