A WATERFALL of poppies is cascading from the tower of Kildwick’s parish church to commemorate the end of the First World War.

The 17-metre artwork hanging from St Andrew’s Church was created by knitting and crocheting red poppies or stitching them from recycled materials.

The project brought together villagers, children and members of the Knitwick and Yarnhill knitting group.

The finished product was seen by visitors to last weekend’s Kildwick Summer Fair.

Project spokesman Denisa Francis said: “We were inspired by the beautiful Weeping Window installation displayed at the Tower of London in 2014, where thousands of ceramic poppies filled the moat.

“We decided to pay tribute to this stunning artwork and created our own version of it to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.

“The children from Kildwick School made a poppy each to contribute to this display. We found that old suits from the Skipton Santa fun run came in very handy!”

The poppy waterfall follows other community projects created by church members over the last two years, such as the Knitted Meadow and the Canal.

The volunteers wanted to thank everyone who contributed to the project, particularly Thomas B Ramsden & Co Ltd for donating red and black yarn.

Knitwick and Yarnhill members meet every other Monday at the Slaters Arms in Bradley, and welcome new members.

The poppy cascade will be taken to various locations this year including Skipton Yarndale in September, and Kildwick and Farnhill Institute on November 10.