A STUNNING display to mark Remembrance Day in a Herefordshire village has been made by the people living there.

Artist Nigel Montandon is behind the sculpture outside Stoke Lacy church, alongside the A465 between Hereford and Bromyard.

He said the display is the result of collaboration between a number of people living in the village, which is home to Wye Valley Brewery.

Mr Montandon, 79, added: "I made up a soldier and little girl, which I felt was quite pertinent, two years ago and it appeared in our churchyard.

"Since then, I got the villagers rallied round to make this cascading display using many hundreds of poppies.

"I managed to find a stiff paper that we could cut out, I gave them patterns and the villagers cut them out.

"We then put them on a framework I made and varnished them so they could stand any weather."

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Mr Montandon, who lives in the village, also makes ceramic poppies for the Royal British Legion, but due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, he is selling the poppies from his own website this year: nigelmontandon.co.uk.

For every one sold at £10, all of £5 profit goes directly to the Royal British Legion, he said.