One hundred years have passed since the signing of the Armistice following the First World War. A special concert marking this event and celebrating the music, the hope, and the spirit of those who hadlived through the war takes place in Wroughton Parish Church on November 10 at 7.30pm.

Wroughton Silver Band, Wroughton Choral Society and the church choir have combined to create a varied programme of music, including First World War songs that the congregation can join in with. There will also be readings of work written by war poets.

John Henderson, director of music at Wroughton Parish Church and musical director of the choral society, said: “The end of the war was of course a great relief to the population, but with the loss of life, both from the war and massive flu-pandemic, the autumn of 1918 was not a time of great joy. Music played an important role in maintaining morale as well as mourning the dead. and in this concert We hope to remember, understand and learn for the future.’’

There will be a retiring collection at the service in aid of the SSAFA, the Armed Forcs charity formerly known as the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association.