Charlton village has been covered in bright red poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day.

The sign welcoming visitors to the village along with dozens of lampposts have been adorned with beautiful big red poppies in a magnificent display of remembrance.

Mayor of Test Valley Borough Council, Cllr Ian Carr, who lives in Charlton exclusively told Andover & Villages, “When I first saw the poppies, they surprised me, I was really pleased to see them when they first went up and every time I have seen them since, I think what a lovely and great thing it is to have done.”

Mrs J Smith, the chair of Charlton Parish Council said, “The parish council gave a grant to a local resident for the poppies to be put up, it really does look very different.”

The Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 when they ordered 9 million poppies originally designed by an American academic called Moina Michael, they were brought to Europe by a French woman called Anna Guérin, they were sold on 11th November that year and raised over £106,000 which helped WW1 veterans with employment and housing.