STOCKTON council is inviting people to turn the district yellow as part of a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

The ‘1,245 Sunflowers’ project will be a community driven centrepiece of a borough-wide programme of events, exhibitions and activities.

The project will honour the 1,245 soldiers who died in the war who are listed in Stockton’s Book of Remembrance, Between April 14 and 27, families and individuals will be invited to collect sunflower seeds to plant in memory of those who fought and died in the war.

Each seed pack will signify one of Stockton’s fallen soldiers and will be issued with tags bearing the name and date of birth of the solider to tie around the plant stalks.

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