Ex-servicemen and women at a care home in Surbiton painted 100 poppies made out of plastic bottles to mark the centenary since the end of the First World War.

It is one of a series of events taking place at The Royal Star and Garter Home on Upper Brighton Road to mark the national act of remembrance on November 11.

Residents have also been creating a memory wall which pays tribute to every resident who has lived at the Home in Surbiton but has passed away.

In the days leading up to Armistice Day, residents of the Surbiton home have been listening to war poems and watching documentaries marking the end of the conflict.

A Remembrance Day service with a trumpeter and two minutes of silence will be held at the home on November 11, as well as a post Armistice Day concert on the following day.

Raquel Pena Aristizabal, from The Royal Star and Garter Home, said: “We wanted to mark the armistice centenary and remember members of our armed forces who lost their lives in the line of duty.

“We are also remembering friends who lived with us here in Surbiton that are sadly no longer with us. Residents and members of staff enjoyed helping make the memory wall.”

The Royal Star and Garter Home cares for ex-servicemen and women and their partners living with disability or dementia.

It was founded in 1916 to care for the severely injured young men returning from the battlegrounds of the First World War.