Joy as knitted poppy wall unveiled at Exmouth church
- Credit: Jean Holden
A wall of hand-knitted poppies has been unveiled at an Exmouth church ahead of remembrance services in the town.
The display at the former Tower Street Methodist Church, which features more than 50,000 knitted poppies, was officially launched on Monday (November 4).
Volunteers, led by project organiser Stacey Waterhouse, spent hours knitting together the poppies to create a wall which cascades down the side of the town centre building.
The poignant display is set to remain in place until Monday, November 25.
The launch on Monday was attended by Royal British Legion members, town councillors and deputy mayor Brian Bailey.
You may also want to watch:
Miss Waterhouse said: "There was a lovely turnout - so many people came down to see the poppies.
"When we first started this we were looking to get 500 poppies if we could - to get more than 50,000 is staggering."
- 1 Double celebration as iconic pub reopens with new look
- 2 Inquest into death of Exmouth teenager found at Orcombe Point
- 3 Steve hopes community will help lifesaving research at awareness event
- 4 Exmouth woman denies murdering her partner Nigel Johnston
- 5 Tim Martin of Wetherspoons wants government to offer visas to EU workers to help out in pubs
- 6 Property of the Week: Trinity Court, Sidmouth
- 7 Exmouth man sent to Broadmoor for B&B sex attack
- 8 Born for the screen - Exmouth's very own Liver Bird
- 9 Landing great fish from boats across the region
- 10 Major improvement works ongoing at Exmouth Cricket Club