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THE names of men who died fighting in the First World War will be part of artwork to mark the conflict’s centenary.

Textile artist Margaret Marks is working with The Spring in Havant to produce a three-dimensional book out of fabric, photographs, paper and embroidery.

The Spring is giving out free poppy packs, which contain material needed for people to create their own flower.

The completed poppies can be donated to The Spring to form part of the textiles display.

Josephine Payter, heritage assistant, said: ‘Margaret’s designs will incorporate the names of the fallen which are listed on Havant War Memorial.

‘We need the public to come forward and share with us their memories, feelings, and stories of parents, grandparents, distant relations or friends who fought during The Great War.’

On Saturday, October 11 between 10am and 12.30pm there is the opportunity to meet Margaret at The Spring, in East Street, and pick up the poppy pack.