DOZENS of giant poppies are set to line a main road into Warrington ahead of Remembrance Day.

Up to 100 of the large poppies will be attached to lampposts along Manchester Road in the Woolston and Martinscroft area in the weeks leading up to November 11.

Organisers are planning to erect the symbols of remembrance in the area between Martinscroft War Memorial and the junction with Holes Lane.

Residents purchase the poppies for £5 each, with volunteers then putting them into place.

All money received goes towards the Royal British Legion.

Sonia Bellerby, who is organising the display with a group of friends, said: “It’s one of those things that’s close to my heart.

“Me and a few friends had seen a couple of villages around the country where they had done a similar thing, and it’s a lovely thing.

“We decided there was no reason why we couldn’t do it.

“We’ve got a quite a few donations already, so we will see how we fare – hopefully we should do quite well.

“Every penny goes back into the Royal British Legion, who do some great work.”

Poppies can be bought at Woolston Social Club from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, October 24.