Castle in South Yorkshire lit up up with poppies for Remembrance Day

Giant poppies have been beamed onto the walls of a South Yorkshire castle for Remembrance Day.

Sunday, 12th November 2017, 5:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:06 am
The castle is being lit up with poppies over three nights as an act of remembrance (photo: Marie Caley)

The spectacular illuminations transformed Conisbrough Castle, on the outskirts of Doncaster, into a monument honouring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Poppies were first projected onto the castle last night for Armistice Day, when the Last Post was played and a minute's silence observed.

Poppies will be projected onto the castle for the last time on Monday evening (photo: Marie Caley)

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The light show, accompanied by an exhibition about the experiences of local people during the First and Second World Wars, is being repeated tonight (Sunday, November 12) and tomorrow evening, from 6.30pm-8.30pm.

The castle's site manager Gavin Smithies said: "We are immensely proud to be able to offer Conisbrough Castle up as an illuminated commemorative monument to join others around the country in tribute."

The free event was staged for the first time last year, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign and the support of businesses in the area, after being dreamt up by locals Steve Pugh and Russel Asquith.

It was again made possible by a crowdfunding appeal, supported by English Heritage and Consibrough and Denaby Royal British Legion.

Crowds gathered on the first night to observe a minute's silence (photo: Marie Caley)
The castle was first illuminated for Remembrance weekend last year (photo: Marie Caley)
A crowdfunding campaign made the event possible (photo: Marie Caley)
Poppies will be projected onto the castle for the last time on Monday evening (photo: Marie Caley)
Crowds gathered on the first night to observe a minute's silence (photo: Marie Caley)
The castle was first illuminated for Remembrance weekend last year (photo: Marie Caley)
A crowdfunding campaign made the event possible (photo: Marie Caley)