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Congratulations Paul Cummins & Tom Piper

Big congratulations go to the ceramic artist Paul Cummins & theatre designer Tom Piper who will both receive MBEs in the new year's honours list in recognition of 'Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red', the poppy installation at the Tower of London.

The installation really got under the skin of the British people.  More than 5 million of us flocked to see the 888,246 poppies, one for every British solider killed in the First World War.    

For encouraging people to remember our fallen heres, for getting people talking about the First World War and for encouraging a new generation to learn and care, the MBE is richly deserved for both Paul and Tom.