ANGLESEY has its very own weeping poppies on display at Amlwch.

Th poppies, at St Eleth Church, which launched at the beginning of October, was inspired by the impressive sculpture of weeping poppies at the Tower of London and Caernarfon Castle.

The Amlwch and District Royal British Legion, which is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a display of their own, featuring 24,000 hand knitted poppies.

The display was opened with a dedication from the Dean of Bangor earlier this month and was the brainchild of local RBL member Miriam Sanders.

She gathered the support of the local community at the start of 2018, and the Reverend Kevin Ellis, vicar of St Eleth Church.

Sally Hulse, an aircraft engineer who works at RAF Valley for BAE Systems was involved from the beginning.

She said: “I set up a Facebook group to share patterns and keep people updated. It took off from there, and we were getting on average 800 knitted and crocheted poppies handed in to the church each week.

"We had poppies sent from Australia, Canada and people throughout the UK as well as all over Anglesey”.

She continued: “When we were looking at how to display the poppies. I’d seen on social media someone using a military camouflage net so I asked around at RAF Valley.

"The RAF Regiment team here kindly sourced one for us and we began to stitch on the thousands of Poppies. We had lots of donations of wool, and other equipment to enable us to make the display. Everybody has been extremely generous.”

The church is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday for people to see displays inside that commemorate some of the service personnel past and present of Amlwch. The display will be open until the end of November.