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Poppies at Battle of Mametz display 'symbol of new life'

Thousands of handmade poppies have gone on display in Cardiff Bay to mark the centenary of the Battle of Mametz Wood.

The Lads of Wales To War exhibition at the Pierhead also features a replica of the Mametz dragon.

Community centre Craft of Hearts, based in Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taff, made the display and said the poppies were "a symbol of remembrance" and "hope".

Another 350 poppies are being sent to Mametz to be laid on the graves of soldiers from the Rhondda who died.

Craft of Hearts manager Jo Roe said poppies were a symbol of "new life".

  • 04 Jul 2016
  • From the section Wales
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