A SONG party from Ellesmere Brownies will join forces with an award-winning singer and other local entertainers in an anniversary concert to mark the end of the First World War 100 years ago.

The Ellesmere and District branch of the Royal British Legion has organised the concert as part of the annual Poppy Appeal. It will be held in the town’s Comrades Club at 7.30 pm on Friday, November 9, hosted by Alan Strange.

In the past year, the branch has set a new record by raising nearly £12,000 for the appeal.

After a short act of remembrance, led by the Rev John Vernon, the concert will be opened by children from the 2nd Ellesmere Brownies, (Monday group), who have spent weeks rehearsing songs dating back to the 1914-18 conflict.

They’ll be followed by an up-and-coming young singer, Seren Devismes, a winner at the Oswestry Music Festival. Until recently, the teenage soprano was a student at Ellesmere College and is now studying music at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Members of the Ellesmere Amateur Dramatic Society will begin the second part of the show with a sketch based on the First World War. To round off the evening, local choir the Coppice Singers will perform a selection of popular songs.

Legion branch chairman and concert organiser Ian Williams, said: “It’ll be a great night out, with something for everyone, so I hope people will come along and support it.”

Tickets are £5, on the door.