LOWER Peover is playing its part in Battle’s Over, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

Organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek, Battle’s Over takes place on Sunday, November 11, with events throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and overseas, including New Zealand, Australia, France, Belgium, Canada, the USA and Germany.

In Lower Peover the event begins inside St Oswald’s Church to the sound of the Mereside Brass band.

The commemoration will then take place around the war memorial with the reading of ‘The Tribute to the Millions’ by Knutsford Town Mayor, Cllr Peter Coan and the Act of Remembrance.

The bugler, Lewis Frost, will sound The Last Post to begin the two-minutes silence along with buglers at more than 1,000 other locations.

At 7pm the First World War Beacon of Light will be lit, signifying the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war.

Then at 7.05pm the St Oswald’s bellringers will ring the church bells as part of Ringing Out for Peace organised in association with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers along with more than 1,000 churches and cathedrals across the country.

Returning inside St Oswald’s Church, a commemoration event will include readings, tributes, reflections and music by Jo Farrow and the Catenian and Friends Male Voice Choir.

Refreshments, including cake made to a First World War recipe, will be available at the interval.

Roger Turner, chairman of the committee organising the event said: “We are proud to be playing a part in this historic international event to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War, and to recognise the contribution and sacrifice made by the men and women from our community.”

Thanks were expressed to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust,

St Oswald’s Parochial Church Council, Lower Peover Parish Council and Allostock Parish Council for their support and contributions in organising the event.

Bruno Peek said: “It’s wonderful to see the event being embraced by so many organisations and communities in this country and around the world.

“The centenary of the end of the Great War is an opportunity to acknowledge the enormous sacrifice made by the millions of men and women who died or were wounded, as well as those who worked tirelessly at home in our fields and factories.”