TO mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, a Field of Remembrance will open on Thursday, November 8, at Great Malvern Library.

In the grounds of the library off Graham Road, a silent soldier will stand as a stark reminder of soldiers walking home after arriving back in England following their war effort.

The Field of Remembrance is being sponsored by Malvern Town Council and will be officially opened at 10.30am with a short service from 10.45am, and a two-minute silence.

It will remain open until Thursday, November 15, and during this period members of the public are invited to take part in remembering the fallen and to plant wooden crosses - which will be available at the library.

Malvern Museum has produced a new roll of honour showing the names of over 400 soldiers connected to Malvern who lost their lives in the Great War.

A central part of this commemoration is that during the opening ceremony a cross will be planted for each soldier named on the roll of honour.

The town council has had an overwhelming response from relatives of those named on the roll of honour, and seven schools are participating in the ceremony by planting the crosses.

A spokesman said: "The council hopes that you will join us in this important commemorative event to remember those that fought for us, so we could live the life we have today."