THE horrors of the Second World War still call for their memory to be passed on to younger generations so that they are never forgotten and repeated.

Llangollen pupils are set to help collect the history of their town's international music and culture festival, which was established to bring about unity and dialogue in the wake of the war.

The Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) grant of £19,000 to make an online archive of photographs, documents, audio and videos of its own colourful history for the first time.

About 50,000 musicians and dancers from 50 countries have brought their language and culture to the Eisteddfod ever year since its inaugural event in 1947. The new project, titled Archiving the Past, will enable the public and researchers to view and investigate these seven decades.

Ysgol Dinas Brân pupils will work with the Eisteddfod archive committee, learning group skills and how to organise historical material.

Barrie Potter, archive committee chair, said: “We are thrilled to receive this support from the National Lottery. We will ensure that the history of the Eisteddfod is preserved and celebrated."

Richard Bellamy, NLHF director, said: "Archives are such a valuable resource for anyone who wants to delve into their past.

"Projects such as Archiving the Past are bursting with information about what life was like and how that has shaped who we are today.”