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EXCLUSIVE: Tower of London Poppies Could Come to York's Clifford's Tower

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6:02am 11th November 2014

The ceramic poppies at the Tower of London could come to York's Clifford's Tower as part of a nationwide tour.

English Heritage has exclusively told Minster FM that it "would love" to play host to the poppies.

Liz Page, English Heritage's Historic Properties Director in the North told Minster FM:

"The poppies at The Tower of London have struck a chord with the nation and it’s an exciting idea that they will go on tour. We would love Clifford's Tower to be one of those venues and look forward to exploring this further."

It comes just a few days after David Cameron said the poppies would go on a nationwide tour until 2018 before being permanently based at the Imperial War Museums in London and Manchester.

The Prime Minister said on Saturday:

"The poppy display at the Tower of London has in a very short space of time become a much loved and respected monument.

We want to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to witness it, and the government is providing money and working with charities to do so.

By displaying parts of the installation around the country and then permanently in the Imperial War Museum, we have ensured that this poignant memorial will be saved for the nation."

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York Council leader James Alexander tweeted the idea on Saturday, giving his backing for the display to come to Clifford's Tower on Remembrance Day 2015.

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