Weeping Window wins gong in Staffordshire Tourism Awards

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The Weeping Window sculpture has won an honour at the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards at the National Memorial Arboretum.

The Window was on display at Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent from early August until September 16 before moving on.

It’s believed nearly 100,000 people went to see the poppies during those six weeks.

The poppies were originally on display as part of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red monument at the Tower of London in late 2014, as well as being surrounded by a field of red ceramic poppies, where they were visited by more than five million people.

Designers and organizers felt it was important more people were able to see the tribute, so decided to tour the two key features, The Wave and The Weeping Window.

The structures travelled up and down the country for four years.

The runners up in the Best Tourism Experience category were the Armed Forces Day at the National Memorial Arboretum; Santa’s Winter Wonderland at SnowDome and the Just So Festival.

Other winners on the night included Keele University, the National Memorial Arboretum, and Drayton Manor Park.

The Weeping Window flowing down Middleport Pottery

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