A COUNTY Durham community has come together to create more than a thousand poppies in a new village display.

Residents in Satley have spent the past year transforming old plastic bottles into small poppies.

More than 1,250 poppies have now been tied to a cargo net and placed onto a metal frame in the centre of the North West Durham village.

The display includes red , white and purple poppies to represent peace and the animals lost at war.

Primary school teacher Fern Hodgson organised the display and said dozens of residents have played their part by painting poppies.

Ms Hodgson said: “We got inspiration from lots of other villages in Weardale because of their displays and we wanted to do something special to commemorate the war.

“I collected all the bottles and loads of people in Satley came together for painting sessions in the village hall.

“Throughout lockdown people said we should do a proper poppy display so I just decided to do it.

“It’s been amazing, every one has come together and helped.”

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