Tunbridge Wells will be honouring the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces with a colourful, but poignant, display as part of its Remembrance celebrations this month.
The RTW Together Business Improvement District will dress the Calverley Precinct clock tower in a striking collection of artificial poppies and autumnal foliage.
The display will run from November 1 until Remembrance Sunday on November 14.
“Remembrance is always an important time of year, and this year perhaps more than ever, we have reason to stop and reflect on not just those we’ve lost recently, but those who came before and the contribution that the Armed Forces have made for all of us," said BID Director for RTW Together, Sarah-Jane Adams.
"We hope this display will be a poignant way to mark the changing of the seasons, pay our respects to those who have and continue to serve their country, and provide a beautiful point of interest for the top end of Tunbridge Wells town centre.”
The commission for the piece has been awarded to town centre business The Cove.
The Cove was founded by florist Amy Lethbridge with designer Phil Reid, and this is their first year of trading. It is located in the High Street and also a BID member.
“We are super excited, and as a relatively new business in Tunbridge Wells, it’s been amazing to be part of something that’s so community centric, and showcase some of our creativity as a business," said Phil.
"It’s special to do something that all of Tunbridge Wells can see and enjoy, and for such a meaningful reason.”
Local print firm Absolute Creative Print, based in Tonbridge, will be assisting with the install and providing the signage.
The RTW Together Business Improvement District is a not-for-profit organisation funded by town centre traders, representing town centre traders, delivering projects and events to improve the economic environment, promote businesses and drive footfall.