A DISPLAY of knitted poppies has gone on show at Haverfordwest’s VC Gallery ahead of Remembrance Day ceremonies next weekend.

The hundreds of knitted poppies flowing from a crocheted image of Haverfordwest castle were created by the town Yarn Bombers as part of the VC Gallery’s annual Art of Remembrance exhibition.

The knitted poppies are designed to imitate the art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red which went on display at the Tower of London in 2014 before touring the country.

“The idea came from that and one of the ladies had crocheted the castle for one of last year’s yarn bombs,” said Sally Williams, yarn bomber and owner of JustNice, Haverfordwest.

“As soon as I saw the castle I knew it would look lovely with poppies coming out of it.”

The yarn bombers are very secretive about when they will next take to decorating the town, and in past years have had large amounts of wool donated to them by the town council.

On this occasion the ladies contributed their own red and black wool to the display, and spent eight hours sewing the poppies onto a net coming out of the castle, and countless more hours knitting the hundreds of poppies themselves.

Mark Rosser of the VC gallery said: “Every year we have dressed the window with poppies and last year when Sally saw it she thought to combine that with knitting.”

This year’s Art of Remembrance exhibition will take place in the VC Galley’s new gallery on Bridge Street, with more than 100 artists of all ages having contributed to the works on display.

The opening will take place at 7pm on Thursday, November 7, at the former Store 21 shop at 26 Bridge Street.