CHILDREN have helped to plant a field of more than 2,000 poppies on a village green.

Pupils from Sutton Courtenay added their tributes yesterday to the village’s ‘field of remembrance’.

Residents aged two to 93 have helped to make the poppies to remember the 29 villagers who were killed during the First World War.

It is helping to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

Groups who have taken part include the Brownies, the Beavers and Cubs, the Stay & Play toddler group, the Sutton Courtenay Craft Group, Shed Oxford and the Abingdon Damascus Youth Project with support from the parish council and All Saints’ Church.

Each group used their skills to make the poppies out of mosaics, recycled plastic, ceramic, acrylic wool and felt.

Georgia Broome, Poppy Appeal organiser for Sutton Courtenay & Appleford and organiser of the field of remembrance said: “Twenty-nine villagers from Sutton Courtenay gave their lives in the First World War and the Sutton Courtenay field of remembrance helps to keep the remembrance of their sacrifice alive whilst supporting veterans of more recent conflicts.

“It is beautiful and a wonderful representation of a village coming together and their varied craft skills.”