AN EVENT is to be held to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The Buckley Society, with the approval of the British Legion Buckley branch, has reserved the use of the community centre at Jubilee Court to commemorate the forthcoming occasion.

The society has been researching over many years the men from Buckley and district who fell during the Great War.

And on Saturday, November 10 between 11am and 4pm displays, charts and files detailing Buckley and the First World War will be available to view.

Society members will be on hand to help with any enquiries and to hear any information of value to the society archive.

Copies of publications produced will be available to purchase.

Residents and visitors are also welcome to view the displays and talk to society members about the war research and queries on the society archive generally.

Paul Davies, secretary at the society, said: "The end of World War One was a significant moment in the history of the town and the involvement of its residents in the conflict at home and abroad.

"We owe it to the people who fought bravely, the people who died and the suffering of families who lost loved ones to remember the events and the sacrifice made by those who died so that we could enjoy the freedom we have today."

Archivist Carol Shone, who leads on the research, said: "There are 114 names on the cenotaph in the garden of remembrance at Hawkesbury, Buckley and our research has discovered an additional 40 names of people connected with Buckley who also died. "The next ‘Buckley’ magazine in the autumn will include an article on people involved in the Great War who died after the Armistice - between 1918 and 1920.

"Extensive work has been carried out to research details of all the servicemen listed on the Buckley War Memorial and we have had links with Flintshire War Memorials (

"Valuable assistance has been given by the society family history researcher Barbara Forbes, The Very Reverend T.W.Pritchard, and two researchers from overseas: Peter Kelsall in the U.S.A and Graham Caldwell in Australia.

"The displays will include a timeline chart and service details of all the servicemen listed on the War Memorial from World War One.

"The ‘Buckley’ magazine published on the 100 year anniversary of the start of the conflict in 2014 will be on sale, as will a separate publication about Horace Enfield Simmons MC DFC MA who was born in Buckley in 1895."

On Remembrance Sunday, following the service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph, the centre will be open for light refreshments for organisations who participate in the Remembrance Sunday parade.

The full range of information and resources from Saturday will also be available.