A COMMUNITY has come together to remember the men from the village who lost their lives during the First World War.

A memorial garden has been created at The Fulforth Centre in Sacriston with wooden crosses, poppies and silhouettes of British soldiers attached to a storage container.

The features have been created by volunteers ahead of Armistice Day of Sunday.

Eileen Donnelly, vice chairman of the centre and a member of Sacriston Craft Club, which has knitted poppies for trees in the grounds, said: “They have done a great job. I am over the moon with it.”

There are 180 crosses to represent each man who laid down his life serving the country a century ago.

On Sunday there will be a service at Sacriston Methodist Church at 10am before people walk to the cenotaph for a wreath-laying at around 10.30am.

After the minute’s silence, at 11am, more crosses will be planted in the garden with refreshments served in the centre.

Sacriston Parish Council chairman Hughie Dixon said: “The work that has been put in by the volunteers is fantastic and it has brought the village together.”