A REMEMBRANCE project hoping to pay a personal tribute to the fallen First World War soldiers from Andover will be on display on Saturday.

The 215 — a community art project — has been designed to pay personal tribute to the fallen First World War soldiers of Andover.

Run by Andover Town Council, the memorial scheme is working with The Artroom’s John Ritchie and more than 50 schools and community groups across the town to get creative for Remembrance.

The project involving school children and other generations encourages each to take a specific soldier and bring him to life in colour, based on biographies and research into their lives.

Town councillor Katherine Bird said: “We wanted to make it personal, not just the overwhelming number of people, not just words on a war memorial.”

Artistic director of the project Mr Ritchie said the display of life-size figures will make people think about those involved as individuals.

He added: “Say a 19-year-old — they had life we are celebrating rather than thinking about the death.

“The idea is children and community groups will adapt their figure, they will get to know this person and find out about their real or fictitious life this person has had. It’s much better for children to single it down rather than think of huge numbers.”

The display of all the artwork figures will be open to view on November 10 from midday to 2pm at Vigo Park on Saturday, followed by an “emotional art piece” in the evening from 5pm to 7pm.

To find out more, go to the-215.co.uk.