Llanidloes residents have transformed a popular cafe’s wall with a mural commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Volunteers from as far as the United States of America took part in the ‘Paint a Poppy’ art project at Compton’s Yard Trust’s community garden which is located behind The Great Oak Cafe.

The project, which took five days to complete, had artists as young as two-and-a-half years old and the oldest was aged 88.

The Poppy Wall at the Great Oak Cafe by local artist Osian Gwent. Front left, Mandy Kearns. Back from left Mia Ellis, Osian Gwent, Sarah Garsile and Gaia James. (Picture: Phil Blagg)
The Great Oak Cafe's owner, Scott Øttewill, is a serving soldier currently on active service in Belize, in Central America.

Artist and project organiser Osian Gwent says the project has brought the community closer.

“This mural brought together a wide variety of ages and artistic experience. However, the real magic occurred as a spirit of unity forged itself amongst the artists,” he said.

“It is an immense privilege to oversee an art project of remembrance, in the form of creating a community mural painting.

“The final day was bitterly cold, but people still showed up, and I am delighted with everyone’s contribution.”