A BUGLE call will fill the night air during above an ancient landmark during an Armistice commemoration.

Kath Gavan of the Porthywaen Silver Band will play The Last Post and Reveille from the top rampart during a special programme of Remembrance on the Old Oswestry Hillfort and Gatacre playing field below.

“I have played the bugle in some unusual locations, such as in the middle of a football ground and also in extreme weather, including hailstones – but a hillfort will be the most unusual place so far," she said

"I feel honoured to be playing as part of this important centenary beacon and on a site with such important World War One connections.”

The beacon will be lit at 7pm along with thousands across the country, concluding an emotional day of national Battle’s Over commemorations on the centenary of the First World War Armistice.

Cadets from 1165 Oswestry Air Training Corps will form the number 100 in lights on the side of the hillfort, while the crowd assembled on Gatacre will create a remembrance glow with torches, lanterns and glow sticks.

During the build-up from 6.30pm, radio personality James Bond will introduce songs performed by the Hillfort Choir, led by Mike Coppock and accompanied by Barry Edwards on guitar.

There will be short readings paying tribute to Wilfred Owen and other soldiers, drawing on research projects into the names on memorials. These feature by permission of Qube’s Men on the Gates project and the Hengoed Community Group which is researching soldiers named on memorials in Selattyn, Gobowen and Hengoed.

Thousands of soldiers who passed through Park Hall training camp would have spent time on the hillfort using the practice trenches on top before leaving for the Western Front.

Oswestry Heritage Gateway, which has organised the event, says residents are welcome, though event details event may change subject to the weather.

Motorists have been asked to use public parking in the town and walk to Gatacre, leaving the adjacent car park available for less mobile visitors.

Oswestry Town and Selattyn and Gobowen Parish councils have provided funding, numerous groups, businesses and volunteers from the area have also lent their support to the event.