A POIGNANT new exhibition opens in Uxbridge tomorrow (5) exploring the tradition of remembrance and its origins following World War One.

Remembrance will be on display in the atrium of Uxbridge Library until Thursday, December 2.

The exhibition was curated by Hillingdon Council and launched to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion’s poppy campaign.

The exhibition looks at how the poppy came to be an enduring national symbol, as well as the people remembered, including civilians, conscientious objectors and overseas forces.

It explores how creating memorials was not always straightforward for some communities and also how different people reacted to acts of remembrance.

The exhibition is free to visit.

For more information on the borough’s heritage, visit //www.hillingdon.gov.uk/history