A SPECIAL tribute to the hundreds of thousands of service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice has been created at a museum in their honour for Remembrance Day.

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum on the North York Moors was established on the site of a second world war prisoner of war camp with extensive military displays. At the entrance their Gate Guardian is a Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft and they decided this year it should be the centrepiece of a major poppy display.

They enlisted the help of knitters and supporters from around the country who created thousands of poppies. The museum said they are especially grateful to St Peter's Church in Norton and knit and natter and WI groups across Ryedale.

Museum Manager Nick Hill said: "Whilst November is traditionally the time of year that the nation comes together to remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of their country, we look upon our museum as being a year round memorial to all those who have served in HM Forces over the last 100 years. However, at this time of year we wanted to make an extra special effort to show that, in the words of Robert Laurence Binyon 'At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them."