Scottish firm help complete Tower of London memorial

The Manitou MT625 onsite at the Tower of London
The Manitou MT625 onsite at the Tower of London

Morris Leslie, the national plant hire company specialising in event management, assisted with the remembrance poppies installation at the Tower of London.

The firm supplied a Manitou MT625 telescopic handler for the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red memorial.

Five million people visited the Tower to view the 888,246 ceramic poppies, with each flower representing a British and Colonial military fatality during the First World War.

Parts of the installation are to be toured around the UK in the coming months

With the installation now being deconstructed, a group of 11,000 volunteers have been removing 75,000 poppies per day from the Tower of London’s moat since November 12th.

Individual poppies have been sold for £25, with the millions of pounds raised donated to six service charities: Confederation of Service Charities (COBSEO); Combat Stress; Coming Home; Help for Heroes; Royal British Legion and SSAFA (formerly the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association).