KNITTED poppies are being made to commemorate the 354 men from Ramsbury village who fought in World War One.

The village’s Women's Institute are knitting flowers which will used to decorate the Ramsbury Memorial and recreate the poppy waterfall art installation first seen at the Tower of London in 2014.

The collection of poppies will be reused onstage for the Ravensbury Players production of Oh What a Lovely War! in May after set designer David Leake devised a setting in which poppies filled the stage among the cast.

The discovery of a booklet written by the vicar in Ramsbury in 1917, the Reverend Wellesley-Orr, listing the men who went to war has helped to shape plans to mark the centenary of the end of WWI and the Parish Council has created a book about all the local men who left the village during the war.

The exhibition will be in place for the Ramsbury Street Fayre on June 30, which will have a WW1 theme.

Actors have begun rehearsing for the show which will be performed on May 23-26.