A PROJECT has been under development over the last few months which will see Ludlow having its very own display of ceramic poppies and more to commemorate the 100-year centenary of the end of World War One.

Staff at Loudwater Studio have been working with a number of different partners across the town, to bring together a project that everyone, no matter what their ability, could be involved in.

The idea sparked by a conversation with Ludlow Youth Partnership will see 143 ceramic poppies made by the local community, under the guidance of the Studio, which will form part of the Ludlow in Bloom displays for this year and a fitting tribute as they become part of the Remembrance Day Service at St. Laurence’s.

Following a successful bid to the National Lottery Awards for All programme the Studio have developed a full community project to involve as many members of the local community as possible.

This will not only see the making of the ceramic poppies, but also the creation of a huge WWI display in Ludlow Library where workshops are to be developed to get the children involved.

“We’re thrilled to have been awarded the funding as this allows us to get everyone involved in a just commemoration for those people who lost their lives in WWI,” said studio manager Nikki Hook.

“With the poppies being made by hand every single one is unique and we’re sure they’re going to make a spectacular display at St Laurence’s Church. Everyone we have approached so far has been so positive about the project and thrilled to be involved, and we’re really looking forward to developing the displays in the Library. Our Knit and Natter group have already excelled themselves.”