LARGE crowds are expected to turn out for the Remembrance Sunday event being held in Malvern this weekend.

Remembrance events have added poignancy this year as it is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Remembrance Sunday, which falls on the same day as Armistice Day this year, will have the parade from Great Malvern Library to Great Malvern Priory before a service at the war memorial located in Malvern Priory Church, taking place from 9.30am.

Following this there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at 11am at the library with people advised to arrive from 10.40am.

To mark the 100th anniversary, Malvern Town Council, along with the Remembrance Committee and Malvern Museum, is doing a special Field of Remembrance in the grounds of Great Malvern Library, which is being held between November 8 and 15.

The Field of Remembrance was officially opened yesterday, (November 8), which included a short service and a two minutes silence. The garden will be open for a week with members of the public invited to plant wooden crosses in remembrance of the fallen. Crosses will be available at the library.

In Upton-upon-Severn, a parade meeting at the old fire station will begin at 10.15am moving to St Peter and St Paul Anglican Parish Church for a service at 10.45am.

Following the service the parade will march back down to the war memorial at the old churchyard for the wreath-laying ceremony at around noon.

At 6.45pm, at the war memorial at the old churchyard, the Last Post will also be played at 6.55pm and the flag raised on the riverfront flagpole. After this the church bells will ring to mark the First World War anniversary.

Alternatively, Malvern residents are invited to the other remembrance events being held around Worcestershire.

This includes the tradition Act of Remembrance service at Worcester Cathedral War Memorial taking place from 9.45am.

The congregation will then head to the war memorial for the 10.45am service, with a two minutes silence observed.

From noon the half-muffled bells will ring until 3pm at the cathedral and at 6.30pm there will be a Requiem Eucharist.