WREATHS were laid across the county to commemorate Remembrance on Sunday (November 14).

Eco-wreaths were used at ceremonies across Mendip, laid as a reminder of the sacrifice of those who fought for freedom.

Each wreath contained crocheted, woollen poppies which were attached to wreaths of natural materials with straw or willow bases.

They were made by florists at Luce Love Flowers in Street and Abundiflora in Glastonbury.

Councillor Liz Leyshon, portfolio holder for corporate services and projects at Mendip District Council (MDC), co-ordinated the eco-wreath collection.

“I have had the special honour of organising the handmade poppies and wreaths for the second year now," she said.

"And thanks to the hard work of local people, they turned out beautifully yet again.

“I would like to thank all those residents and businesses involved, for putting in the time, effort and expertise in creating these deeply thoughtful tributes.

"They really do add something special, and very personal, to the commemorations in Mendip.”

Councillors who laid a poppy wreath for Remembrance Day included Cllr Ros Wyke, leader of MDC who attended a service at Meare, representing Mendip's rural communities.

Cllr Rob Ayres, chair of the audit committee laid a wreath at Wells.

Cllr Nick Cottle, deputy chair of the council, was at Glastonbury.

Cllr Chris Inchley, chair of scrutiny board was at the Shepton Mallet service, and Cllr Liz Leyshon, portfolio holder for corporate services and projects was at Street.

Cllr Helen Sprawson-White, chair of MDC, attended a service in Frome and laid a wreath of rosemary, the herb of remembrance.