From left, artist Kate Dunbar, Elizabeth Nockolds and Christine Earnshaw

Colourful peace poles designed by youngsters are popping up around Hunstanton.

Artist Kate Dunbar helped children create the eight-feet tall poles in a workshop held in the town during the Easter holidays.

Christine Earnshaw, from the Friends of the Heritage Gardens, came up with the idea and was on-hand to help design and paint the poles during the drop-in session in April.

Many of the poles, made using recycled materials, have a windmill at the top which turns in the sea breeze.

There is also a plastic fountain in the Heritage Gardens, made using recycled bottles collected by pupils at Hunstanton Primary School and Glebe House School.

The painted poles, celebrating the centenary of the end of the first world war, were installed in the gardens in time for the Anglia and Britain in Bloom judging, adding an extra splash of colour.

Hunstanton Heritage Gardens project,  supported  by the Heritage Lottery Fund,  ran a programme of free activities for children, adults and families during the summer.

They have included open air cinema screenings, walks, sports, crafts, live music and puppets shows.

Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy  West Norfolk Council leader and portfolio holder for culture, heritage and health, said: “These colourful poles and the recycled plastic water fountain are a wonderful addition to the beautiful Heritage Gardens in Hunstanton.”

She added: “It’s great that local children can contribute to leaving a positive mark on the gardens.”

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