School children place their poppies at The Memorial Orchard Garden. Pictures: Matthew Usher

Remembrance poppies have been laid at the base of trees by schoolchildren to remember villagers who lost their lives in both the First and Second World War.

Youngsters from Willow and Hazel classes at Ingoldisthorpe Primary School were invited to place the recycled poppies in the village Memorial Orchard Garden.

Ingoldisthorpe Parish Council clerk Jennifer Shah said the poppies had originally been made by village schoolchildren for the 100th anniversary in 2018.

The poppies have been given a fresh coat of paint and many were placed in the orchard for Sunday’s Remembrance tribute.

Forty were kept for the school children to place at the base of 13 native Norfolk apple and pear trees, planted by children from the village and school in December 2018 to mark the 13 servicemen from the village who died in the two conflicts.

Mrs Shah said since the pandemic lockdown more people had been walking round the village and enjoying the  orchard garden.

“Now it is all green, the trees have had fruit this year and it’s starting to look really nice,” she said.

Children visited the orchard on Wednesday in their class bubbles to place the poppies. 

The Memorial Orchard Garden was set up a couple of years ago with funding from the East Coast Community Fund and West Norfolk Council’s small grants fund.