A SPECIAL commemoration is being organised to honour war heroes.

A service will be held to mark 100 years and one day after a war memorial was unveiled to young men from Lower Withington, who gave their lives during the First World War.

Villagers will gather at the Calvary war memorial at St Peter's Church on Saturday, September 4.

The grade II listed monument is regarded as unique because of its wood construction and is inscribed with the names of 16 of the 38 men who went off to the Great War and did not return to their families.

St Peters war memorial

St Peter's war memorial

The commemoration of the dedication in 1921 by the then Bishop of Chester will include an exhibition featuring who served. Researchers will be on hand to provide help and information to family members and visitors.

READ > Family 'deeply broken' after loving husband killed in crash

The exhibition in the parish rooms opposite St Peter's has been organised by David Clarke and will display photographs and various artefacts of the men specifically remembered on the memorial.

The original 1916 film The Battle of the Somme will be screened and light refreshments will available from 10 am to 4 pm.

The church and parish rooms are located at the junction of Farm Lane and Long Shoot Lane. There is no admission charge and parking will be free.