You may have seen the Town Council railings and garden decorated with purple poppies and wondered why they are there.
The fabulous ladies from the Royal British Legion in Selby have, in association with other volunteers, knitted and put them up in remembrance of all the horses and other animals that lost their lives in the First World War.
During the first world war over 8 million horses and countless mules and donkeys died. It is estimated that over 100,000 racing pigeons served during World War I and over 200,000 during the second world war. Other more unusual animals have served during conflicts including elephants, camels, oxen, bullocks, cats, canaries and even glow worms!