Remembrance Day: huge poppy waterfall created out of recycled plastic bottles

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A poppy waterfall has been created out of recycled plastic bottles for Remembrance Day.

People from in and around Stoneclough, near Bolton, have shown what can be achieved when the whole community comes together.

As part of Remembrance Day commemorations, a waterfall of poppies has been suspended from Old Ringley Bridge.

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It’s made up of over 4,000 poppies, which have been created using plastic bottles.

As well as raising as much money as possible for the Royal British Legion, veteran David De Souza, who came up with the idea, said the aim of the project is to also educate the local children about the importance of Remembrance Day and why it’s vital that the tradition continues.

David and his wife Lisa have asked families to take a photograph with their poppies and send it to them. Each image will then be collated with all the others to create a picture of the bridge with the poppies made up of everyone’s photographs.

Two pictures will be purchased - one to raffle off to the highest bidder and the second one will go to the winner who will be chosen at random using a random generator.

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On Remembrance Sunday, both David and Lisa will be at the Stoneclough Poppy Waterfall to show their respects and the public are invited to join.

The Last Post will be played at 11am followed by a bagpiper with his fitting tribute too.

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