People travelling into Braunton have surely noticed a series of poppies on posts as they approach the village centre.

One of the poppies at Chaloners Road on the way into Braunton. Picture: Tony GussinOne of the poppies at Chaloners Road on the way into Braunton. Picture: Tony Gussin

They have been placed there by the Braunton branch of the Royal British Legion to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

Each poppy bears the names and ages of several men from the village who fell during the Great War.

Branch chairman Lou Spear, who put up the poppies together with Richard Maynard, said: “Seventy one men from Braunton lost their lives during the war and it was a fairly small village then, not like it is now.

“Everyone has remarked on how good the poppies look.”

The village will be holding its usual Remembrance parade and service on Sunday, November 11.

On the day there will also be a display at the Parish Hall with stories and pictures about the men who served during WWI.

The U3A is also hosting its own WWI exhibition at the hall on the same day.

Anyone who would like to become part of the Braunton RBL branch is welcome to call Lou on 01271 814223.

******** ARE YOU doing anything in your community to mark the centenary? Email tony.gussin@archant.co.uk .