PUPILS at Bellingham First School have created a poppy display at a First World War exhibition in honour of the local men who died in the service of their country.

The Bellingham Heritage Centre exhibition, created for the100-year anniversary of the end of hostilities, offers visitors an insight into the part the people of Bellingham and the North Tyne district played during the War.

Visitors are able to use an antique stereoscope viewer, which provides a contemporary 3D view of the First World War – from the rigorous training to the gruelling life in the trenches.

The exhibition displays a wide selection of the silk postcards and song cards that were sent home in their thousands from France.

There is also a special tribute to the ladies of the Bellingham Working Party who, between 1914 and 1919, sent more than 10,000 articles to their partners in battle.

The exhibition is on display until Saturday, November 3.