Residents are invited to a special drop in session organised by South Ribble Borough Council to discuss ongoing plans for the commemoration of the beginning of the First World War.

The session will be on Thursday, May 1 at the Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, from 4pm to 7pm.

Anyone who has an interest or a connection with the First World War and would like to get involved with the council’s plans is urged to attend.

A number of initiatives are already taking place across the borough including plans to build a borough war memorial and create a special film called ‘Our Lives’, documenting South Ribble’s involvement in the war, set to original compositions from local musicians. Plans for a display at the museum are also underway.

South Ribble Borough Council’s armed forces champion Coun Alan Ogilvie said: “We want the community to get involved and to help mark this significant moment in history that dramatically affected so many lives across South Ribble.

“We’d like to hear local residents’ stories and see any pictures or memorabilia that you may wish to be included in the museum exhibition, or as part of the ‘Our Lives’ documentary.

Coun Ogilvie and officers working on the commemorative plans will be available on the night to help record stories and talk about the council initiatives.