OLDER people across the district have made more than 1,000 fabric poppies to create a 'field' to commemorate the First World War.

Bradford Council's Museums and Galleries staff have worked with nine groups of older people in the poignant craft project.

Each group has made about 170 flowers, which have now all been sewn into a five-metre-square sheet representing a field.

The finished piece will be unveiled at Bradford Industrial Museum this Sunday. Those who took part in the project learned about the Bradford Pals - the 16th and 18th battalions of the West Yorkshire Regiment - and shared their own personal and family experiences of the first and second world wars.

The poppy field will be displayed at various venues throughout the district over next four years, along with the testimonies collected as part of this project.

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, executive member for culture, said: "This piece is both a striking and poignant tribute to those who lost their lives or were injured in the First World War.

"The project also has the added value of bringing people together to share their memories."