Last Sunday afternoon I went up to the Antrim Forum to the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance because I had been told that the poppy pieces would be on display.
Although it was a terribly wet and miserable day the sight of our poppies at the forum was breath taking. It really was a WOW factor.
Ours were not the only poppies as you can see from the photos below.
The parade of local servicemen walked through a poppy guard of honour into the building. Each poppy had the name of a local serviceman on each side of it. Then inside the building there were other displays too.
The Antrim piece was beautifully displayed, with the information boards, in a large window area at the entrance to the leisure centre.
The Newtownabbey piece was centre stage at the service. I was chatting to a few folks after the service and they thought that the pieces were very striking. The large yellow/orange backdrop was a roll of honour for the area.