A stunning poppy waterfall has made a return to Whitefield and is even bigger than last year.

More than 1,600 plastic bottle bottoms have been recycled by members of the congregation at Whitefield Methodist Church and The Oasis Centre on Elms Street.

The plastic has been transformed into poppies to make the front of their church ready for Remembrance Sunday. 

Rev Sally Thornton, from the church, said: “The reaction to last year’s display was so positive that we thought we’d make it even bigger. 

Bury Times: Poppy waterfalled displayed for Remembrance Sunday

“And after making an appeal on social media, we were overwhelmed with support from so many people right across the community.”

Last year’s display earned the church a ‘Creative Champion Finalist’ Nomination in The South Pennine Park Awards.

Each poppy is made by cutting off the bottom of the bottle, where it gets its ‘flower shape’. 

Bury Times: Poppy waterfalled displayed for Remembrance Sunday

After trimming them, spraying them red, and popping a black dot in the middle, they appear poppy-like. 

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The poppies are then attached one by one to a net and put on the front of the church. 

Rev Thornton added: “We were so grateful to local builders John Southworth Builders working with Onward Homes for giving us a hand installing such a large display - we couldn’t have done it without them!”

A Service of Remembrance will be led by Rev Sally Thornton in the church this coming Sunday, November 12, at 10.30am.