THE Parish of Bromesberrow held a service in St Mary's Church and at the War Memorial, to commemorate the beginning of World War 1, on Sunday, July 20.

An emotional highlight was a rendition of Keep the home fires burning' by a choir from Bromesberrow Primary School. .

The service continued at the War Memorial, and as the names of the twelve people who lost their lives were read out, pupils representing a name, laid a posy.

Local resident, Mrs. Glenis Coates laid a larger wreath, on behalf of the village, and composer John Frith, a member of Ledbury Community Brass Band, played the 'The Last Post and Reveille'.

At the end of the service, everyone was invited for refreshments in the School Hall and to see an exhibition, researched and arranged by Mrs. Coates, about the twelve people who died in the Great War.

A further item of interest on display, was a Sunbeam 500cc motorcycle, built in 1913 in Wolverhampton . This was used during the War with a side-car attached, to carry the injured soldiers.

A retiring collection of £135 was donated to the Royal British Legion.