A display featuring more than 3,000 hand made poppies will be unveiled next week.

Community groups in Halstead have been hard and work using their knitting needles and crochet hooks to help with the creation of a waterfall of poppies which will hang from the front doors of the library in Bridge Street.

The display will run from the very top of the doors and likely cascade as far down as the steps.

It will remain in place until after Remembrance Sunday.

A spokesman for the project said: "This is a community project getting everyone involved, and therefore, anyone else who has knitted or crocheted a poppy are invited to come along and add it to the railings in memory of those who have given their lives for their country, not only in two world wars but all other conflicts since then."

Among the groups helping out with the project is Halstead in Bloom, Hedingham Singers, Halstead U3A and Halstead Townswomen Guild.

A similar display featuring more than 800 handmade poppies is expected to be set up in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church to help with the centenary commemorations of the end of the First World War.