POPPIES made by adult learners and community groups from across the borough have popped up all over Dudley's council house.

More than 2,000 hand crafted poppies make up the Poppies Everywhere exhibition, which will be on display until after Armistice Day.

Inspiration for the project came from the poppies that were on show at the Tower of London last year.

The installation included 888,246 ceramic poppies which represented the number of British and Colonial forces killed between 1914 and 1918.

Poppies on display at the Priory Road council house were made using variety of materials including glass, pottery, leather, paper and wool.

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Councillor Rachel Harris, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “This project has brought people together from across the borough to explore the real meaning of our poppy day and to make their own statement to mark this important event with this fantastic art installation.”

The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Steve Waltho, added: “Since the First World War the poppy has come to symbolise those that have been killed in war and also used to commemorate that sacrifice.

"In Dudley we continue with our annual events to ensure that we don’t forget the involvement of our service men and women in both past and current conflicts around the world.”