A poppy display has been installed outside St Sabinus’ Church in Woolacombe to commemorate the residents of Mortehoe and Woolacombe killed in World War One.

It features 31 separate poppies that display the names, ages, and places where each resident lived at the time, with their ages ranging from 17-54.

The poppies have attracted a lot of interest as they emphasise the scale of the loss of 31 people to a small rural community.

There are a series of events in the upcoming week to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the end of WW1.

There will be a Flower Festival at the church this weekend between 10.30am – 4.30pm, as well as a display of WW1 memorabilia and an art exhibition.

A community remembrance concert will also be held, involving Woolacombe School, local band Anchors Aweigh and a village choir specially formed for the event. The concert will take place tomorrow (Saturday, November 3) at 7pm.

All events will be at St Sabinus church and are free to enter, with the suggestion of a donation.