BEST FOOT FORWARD

The first phase of the Poppy Trail a commemoration to the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (M) was installed over the weekend. Its highlight is the tableau of Steel Soldiers in the Regimental Garden of Remembrance.

The story of the RMRE, since its inception as a militia in 1539, with a special focus on the first World War, is told in a series of panels on the approach to and surrounds of Monmouth Castle and the Regimental Headquarters at Great Castle House.

If you ever visit Monmouth, it's worth walking up Castle Hill to the Remembrance Garden, a quiet tranquil spot to see the installation first-hand While there maybe pop into the Regimental Museum which is a hidden gem.

First sight of the Poppy Trail...

First sight of the Poppy Trail...

New signage for the RMONRE Regimental Museum to complement the Heritage Interpretation.

New signage for the RMONRE Regimental Museum to complement the Heritage Interpretation.

The official starting point of the Poppy Trail.

The official starting point of the Poppy Trail.

7 life-size steel soldiers stand as a poignant tribute in the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers, Memorial Garden, behind Monmouth Castle.  The installation will change with the seasons, the weathering of the steel and the flowering and withering of the planted Poppies.

7 life-size steel soldiers stand as a poignant tribute in the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers, Memorial Garden, behind Monmouth Castle.  The installation will change with the seasons, the weathering of the steel and the flowering and withering of the planted Poppies.

RMONRE and World War 1

RMONRE and World War 1

 Tired but happy after the installation!

 Tired but happy after the installation!