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A special "knitted" tribute by the people of Royal Wootton Bassett ahead of Armistice Day

More than 2,000 poppies have been knitted by community groups Photo:

Community groups in Royal Wootton Bassett have come up with a distinctive way of marking this year's Armistice and Poppy Day commemorations.

They've knitted more than 2,000 poppies and placed them around the town to raise awareness.

The centrepiece is in the town's High Street, next to the war memorial where hundreds of mourners gathered to watch the repatriation of servicemen and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

We wanted to raise awareness and put out an appeal to anybody who could knit or crochet - and the result is what you see.

A local knitting group got involved, along with the guides and the gardening club. One of the creations is a Poppy Man made up of 600 knitted poppies.

People have been magnificent - there is a great sense of pride in the town, especially when it comes to remembering the sacrifice of all those who've lost their lives in conflicts.

– Linda Frost, Wootton Bassett Community Together

Many poppies have been placed around the town in public places encouraging people to take one and make a contribution to the Royal British Legion.