RESIDENTS of a town's care homes have created a moving display of cascading poppies which is on display in the the library.

People living at Abigail Lodge, Brockwell Court, Redwell Hills care homes, which are in Consett, and Hollie Hill care home, in Stanley, made more than 250 decorative poppies for the display.

It is being shown at Consett Library until November 20.

Viki Gates, home manager at Abigail Lodge, said: “Our residents have loved taking part in this activity and it has been great to see so many of them getting involved and taking such pride in the poppies they’ve made.

“Remembrance Sunday is of particular significance to our residents, many of whom lived through the Second World War, and creating the poppies together sparked memories and conversations about their wartime experiences.

“On behalf of all the homes taking part I’d like to thank Consett Library for hosting our display – it means a lot to our residents and their families to have created something special for the local community to see and enjoy.”

Dawn Kay from Creative Mojo, which specialises in offering arts and crafts for the elderly and people with dementia, added: “It has been a pleasure to work with the care home residents on this poppy display, and they should be really proud of the finished result.

"It’s important that the activities we offer are fully inclusive, and we are delighted that this project has proved so popular. With four homes involved it’s been a great team effort and their wonderful display is a credit to them all.”