METAL poppies have been planted in the garden of The Bishop’s Palace in Wells for Remembrance weekend.

There are now 2000 metal poppies in The Quiet Garden.

Community engagement manager Siobhan Goodwin, Dan Vidler, who conceived the idea for the 2018 centenary, as well as the volunteers from the palace planted the poppies.

A spokesperson for the Bishop’s Palace said: “After the original Somerset poppies project finished in 2018 it was agreed that the palace should retain 2000 poppies in order to continue to display them inside the grounds, as they had been taken to the hearts of the local people of Somerset.

“There were originally 7986 poppies in 2018 - one to mark each life lost of servicemen from the county of Somerset during World War One - but some were sold in 2018 to raise money for SSAFA and The Wells Branch of the Royal British Legion.”

The poppies will be on display until November 12.