HUNDREDS of poppies have been made to create a display in Norton to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

St Peter’s Church in Norton organised the project to mark the event and remember those who gave their lives.

The poppies have now gone on display both inside and outside the church in Langton Road.

Rev Rachel Hirst, vicar of St Peter’s, said: “Many people and groups in the community have knitted poppies and they are beautiful.

“Pupils at Norton Primary School have also made poppies, some from recycled bottles and I’ve even had some from Selby and Leicester.

“There has also been a great team of people who have been attaching them to netting and making other displays.

“Thanks to everyone who has made the poppies and contributed in anyway.

“Inside St Peter’s Chapel we have a memorial tablet and Book of Remembrance which names all the people from Norton who died in the First World War.

“During November we will have a display of photos, stories or other items which relate to these people.”

The church will be open from 10.30am on Saturday, November 10, for people to go and see the poppies.

There will also be a display of First World War memorabilia from Woodhams Stone and the opportunity to find out a bit about some of the names on the plaque in the chapel and time to light a candle.

At 4pm there will be a short remembrance service.

The usual Remembrance Day Service will be held on on Sunday, November 11, at 10am.