PLANS for a poignant poppy drop could form part of a community's commemorations of a major anniversary.

St Asaph is putting together a special programme to mark the centenary of the end of World War I in November.

Mayor of St Asaph cllr Colin Hardie said: "We are going to have more of an extended service on Remembrance Sunday, November 11.

"We always do have a service in the cathedral and then walk down to the war memorial.

"The service itself is going to be extended by a quarter-of-an-hour.

"We are keen to have a poppy drop in the cathedral."

Visitors to St Asaph have been able to witness for themselves commemorations of the 100th anniversary.

In the city there are posters marking the centenary, plus soldier silhouettes to add to the poignancy of the 100th anniversary of the war.

"We obviously spent a bit of money with having the banners printed and the poppies being put on lamp posts," added Cllr Hardie.

"The silent soldier silhouettes are quite touching."

These soldier silhouettes are located on the Talardy roundabout and opposite Ysgol Glan Clwyd.

"As time goes on, memories fade and it's something we mustn't lose," stressed Cllr Hardie.

"Young people are questioning why the poppies have been put up now.

"We hope local primary schools will get involved in making little poppies we can put around the war memorial closer to the time."

Ideas are also in place to create knitted poppies to mark the centenary.