A CARE home in Basingstoke commemorated Armistice Day with a beautiful knitted display created by residents. 

Barchester Ashcombe House, in Worting Road, joined the rest of the country in holding a two-minute silence at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month to pay respect to those who fought and gave their lives during the First World War and subsequent wars.

Leading up to Armistice Day, the home's regular knit and natter group were busy knitting and crocheting poppies.

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Basingstoke Gazette: With over 400 poppies made the display has been hung on the homes tree and sign With over 400 poppies made the display has been hung on the homes tree and sign (Image: Barchester Ashcombe House)

The group, which meets on Wednesday mornings, is run by volunteers Maureen Abrahams and Marian Carmichael, who have been busy teaching residents and staff how to crochet and have provided the skills to make the poppies.

With over 400 poppies made, the display has been hung on the home's tree and sign for all to see.

A resident at Ashcombe, Peggy Gary, said: “It is very important that we keep the memories of those who fought alive and that we also think about those involved in conflicts around the world today.”

General manager at Ashcombe, Louise Lambert, said: “We have many residents with personal ties to the military and many who have experienced conflict either at home or abroad, so it was important to us to mark November 11 and honour the contribution of everyone involved in the World Wars and in subsequent conflicts."