VIDEO: Poppy exhibits a labour of love for Hazel

For Hazel Brindle, making her entries for next month's Poppy Exhibition at Halifax Town Hall was a labour of love.

"Seven of my father's brothers and most of my mother's brothers were killed in the First World War, which is why it means so much to me," she said.

Hazel Brindle from Broomfield Avenue, Halifax  with her glass sculptures for Remembrance Day.

Hazel Brindle from Broomfield Avenue, Halifax with her glass sculptures for Remembrance Day.

"I hope it makes people stop and think about the lives that were given, and the needlessness of wars. Why do we need wars?

"I hope it evokes peace in people, and the beauty of glass, and makes people remember those people that gave their lives in the First World War."

Hazel, who lives in Skircoat Green, has made glass sculptures using a technique called glass fusion, which involves fusing two or more pieces of glass together and has been her hobby for the last seven years.

"I've made a tall glass cross. It's quite an abstract design, mounted on a curved, elongated structure," said Hazel, who has spent around 24 hours of manpower on the exhibits.

"Then there is a piece of material draped around it, with the words 'Lest We Forget'.

"There is another piece of curved glass with a silhouette of a soldier kneeling down at a cross, which will have a painted poppy on the centre of the cross.

The poppy exhibition at the Town Hall will be open to the public from Monday, November 5 to Friday, November 9.

For further information or to log your entry, contact Coun Marilyn Greenwood on 01422 374090.