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Nunthorpe knitted poppies in tribute to fallen

Knitted poppies
Image caption The poppies will be sold with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion

Hundreds of knitted poppies have been made to pay tribute to those who have fallen in conflicts around the globe.

The individually-crafted items have been installed in front of the war memorial and train station in Nunthorpe in Middlesbrough.

Community groups from across Middlesbrough have been meeting weekly since August to create them.

Once removed at the end of the month the poppies will be sold, with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

Project co-ordinator Brenda Thompson said: "A great deal of work is going into creating something really special, and visitors will be guaranteed a truly moving tribute to those who have given so much over so many years.

"Knitting is also great hobby with wide-ranging therapeutic benefits, and those taking part in the initiative include knitters who suffer with dementia, social exclusion and loneliness."

Image caption Community groups from across Middlesbrough created them

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