ARTISTS have paid an inspiring tribute to World War One soldiers with a wall-sized mural on the side of a building.

The community decided to commemorate the centenary of the First World War with a painting of the Silent Soldier, also known as the Tommy figure, adorned with red poppies on the side wall of the Royal Oak, Flint.

The mural has been seen by thousands of motorists who drive through Flint on Chester Road, and drivers are given more time to admire the poignant picture when they stop at the traffic lights outside the town hall.

Valerie Nevitt, who has led the Poppy Appeal in Flint for many years, said: "The mural was a joint venture between Flint Town Council, Flint Royal British Legion branch, and myself, with the permission of the Royal Oak landlady and brewery.

"We take our remembrance time very seriously and wanted to do something extra special as its the centenary to the end of World War One this year. I've also had pull up banners made with all our fallen from the war which will be displayed around our town during the coming weeks.

"Also, together with the town council, there are seven Silent Soldiers around town."

A service was also held on Sunday, Novemebr 11 at 9.30 at St John's Church prior to the cenotaph at 11am and the usual parade at 3pm.