Two amateur historians have embarked on a task of creating a commemorative booklet surrounding Chirk during the First World War.

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the end of the war, and whilst there is no doubt there will be many events taking place to commemorate this momentous day in history, Graham Greasley and Deryn Poppitt decided some time ago that they would like do something special to mark the event.

The men are collecting as much information as possible before it is lost and putting it together in a book to be published later this year.

The book will include as much information on all those from the Chirk area that they can gather on all those that fought in the war and any other relevant details from that era that they feel are important.

Graham and Deryn said: "A great deal of information has probably been lost or mislaid over the years, but we aim to record the names of all those that paid the ultimate price along with those that went to war and returned home to their families, often never talking about the horrors of war that they had experienced.

"In order to ensure that we do not miss anything, we would like to appeal to everyone to dig out their old photograph albums and look for anything that they might have that is relevant to the First World War.

"We would like to include as many photos of those that went to war, ideally in uniform but if not any picture of the individual whatever their age when the picture was taken, and copies of any letters, telegrams, photos of medals or post cards sent home from the front.

"To date we have been given a number of items for inclusion but we do not want to miss anything so please contact us if you anything that you might think is suitable for the book."

This is an opportunity to put together a document that will cover the history of the village, as Chirk was at that time, and to have the people of Chirk's ancestor’s war record documented for future generations to read.

If you have any documents or photographs that could be included in the booklet, contact Graham on or 07580482944, or Deryn on or 07753787330.