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Poppy map highlights homes of First World War soldiers in Islington

Posted at 6:15 pm, November 11, 2014 in Maps, News
Interactive map of The Streets they Left Behind

 

(Click map for an interactive version)

The poppies have spread over to Islington! Well, not quite, but there are 9,400 poppies popping up on this map of Finsbury and Islington, marking the homes of the fallen heroes of the First World War before they headed off to battle.

This new interactive map is part of ‘The Streets They Left Behind‘ project and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, who gave Islington Council £85,000 to create it. Soldiers, sailors and airmen are represented by the poppies, and include detail information such as the person’s name, rank, regiment and unit, age and date of death.

The STLB project comprises of a number of events and installations which focus on not only remembering those who served on the front line but also the lives they left behind. Plaques with the names of Islington soldiers are also in the process of being installed on to the streets where they once lived. So far there are one hundred in position and the project aims to be completed by June 2015.

Take a look at the other Islington’s First World War centenary commemoration events atislington.gov.uk.

Check out these lovely photos of the Tower of London poppies.

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