A POIGNANT anniversary will be marked by a series of events in the Vale of Clwyd later this year.

Denbigh Events Group, working closely with a number of other groups, has organised several events in November to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I.

These events will build up to a poignant remembrance service on Sunday, November 11.

A centenary concert is scheduled to take place in Denbigh Town Hall on Saturday, November 3 (7.30pm).

Various musicians and choirs will be taking part on the evening and funds raised will go towards supporting the Denbigh Events Group centenary programme.

Tickets will be £5 and more details will follow in due course.

In addition, two Hedd Wyn performances are pencilled in be showcased at two Denbigh schools in early November, while on Thursday, November 8, there will be a free tea dance at Denbigh Town Hall (2pm).

On Friday, November 9 (doors 7pm), Theatr Twm o'r Nant will host a screening of the film War Horse and over the following weekend, there will be a Denbigh Archive Group exhibition of World War I memorabilia.

Running on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, November 10, 11 and 12m there will also be a film showing local letters and history of that time.

The exhibition and film will be in Denbigh Market Hall daily between 10am and 2pm.

Catherine Jones, of Denbigh Events Group, said: "There is so much history in Denbigh regarding the Great War and this is an opportunity to truly thank the individuals of Denbigh who fought for our freedom.

"We will remember them."

At 10am on November 11, a 15-minute service will take place at St Mary's Church, Denbigh when the names of the fallen will be read out.

At 10.20am, there will be a march from the church to Crown Square for the Remembrance Day service.

Denbigh Events Group has been working closely with several groups to put together the varied programme, including the Denbigh Archives, Denbigh Town Council, the British Legion, Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych, the Denbigh Army Cadets, St Mary's Church, Denbigh Film Club and several schools.

Catherine Jones added: "The commemoration is us remembering the bravery of those who fought, lived and died in the First World War.

"We, as a town, want to honour all those who served, died and were affected by the war, both at home and overseas.

"It is our way of thanking them all for their sacrifice, so we can life freely today.

"On the centenary of the Armistice, we will give thanks for peace and for those that returned, and remember the sacrifice of the men of Denbigh who died and all the men and woman affected by the The Great War."