MORE than 1,700 red poppies transformed Marloes clock tower in time for Remembrance Sunday.

Villagers from Marloes and St Brides, along with holidaymakers and those from further afield, knitted or crocheted the flowers ahead of the centenary.

Eleven men from the two parishes never returned home after the war, and school children read out there names at a special service.

Among them were Sgt. Ewart Edmund Lewis, who died on March 21, 1918.

He was 27 years old and has no known grave, and so he is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial, France.

Stoker William Edward Devonald, in hospital just two days before the end of the war.

He was 26 years old, and is buried at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Marloes.

Three locals also lost their lives in the Second World War.

Wreaths were laid by local councillors, and another was laid within the church in memory of the many Polish airmen of 304 Squadron who died flying out of RAF Dale.

Later, a bonfire was set alight as part of beacons being lit across the country.