Silk banners celebrate maritime links and forces families

Silk banners at Mount Edgcumbe The banner will be in place for a week

More than 100 silk banners have gone on display in Cornwall.

The Colours of Life banners, at Mount Edgcumbe, have been created by 200 women from forces families and community groups in Plymouth in Devon, and Saltash and Torpoint in Cornwall.

They were part of an art installation celebrating South West England's maritime heritage and the role of armed forces families, organisers said.

The project has been funded by the MoD, charity Circular Arts and councils.

Artist Alex Grant. who is involved in the project, said organisers had "worked with a vast number of women whose husbands are on deployment at the moment".

He said: "It was nice to give the women an opportunity to get together for a bit of fun and some light-heartedness.

"We also tried to help them form new friendships as well."

The installation is due to last for a week.

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