A THOUSAND poppies have been knitted and crocheted by the ladies of the Craft and Laugh club of Welshampton to mark the end of the First World War.

They were presented to Rev Maureen Read at St Michaels and All Angels Church, Welshampton to commemorate the centenary.

Janice Fletcher, a member of the club, said: “The idea to create this memorial originated from my family history as my great uncle was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously in 1916.

“We started the group two years ago, just as a little get-together.

“I was thinking about my uncle and thought it would be really nice to do something in the church. The group were all really enthusiastic about it, as was Rev Maureen Read.

“There are exactly 1,000 poppies, both red and purple for the animals that were also killed in the war.

“We’re really pleased the display, it looks amazing.”

The poppy cascade is on display until November 18.