An amazing display of poppies is set to adorn a war memorial after being created by a Women’s Institute group ahead of Remembrance events.

The Pakefield Beach Belles WI, who meet in Pakefield Church and Community Hall, have been busy knitting and crocheting more than 1,000 poppies for a big display on the Pakefield War Memorial.

Rev Di Lammas, president of Pakefield Beach Belles WI, said: "We have made over 1,000 poppies and the display will be put onto the war memorial in readiness for Armistice Day on November 11 and the Remembrance Service on November 13.

Lowestoft Journal: The poppies display set to adorn the war memorial.The poppies display set to adorn the war memorial. (Image: Di Lammas)

"As November 11 is our regular meeting day the WI members will all be present for the short service at 11am.

"The poppies are mainly made by knitting and crochet but the ones securing the netting to the base of sandbags are made from the bases of plastic drink bottles such as lemonade.

"Harrods kindly donated the netting to which the poppies were attached at two craft sessions held by the group.

"The local British Legion are very much in favour of what we are doing and we have had it cleared by the War Memorials Trust who wanted to be sure that all of the yarns used were colourfast."