RESIDENTS of Moreton can get free entry to some special events to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Due to a generous donation from The Moreton Charity, entry to all the events organised as part of the "Heroes of Moreton: We Remember Them" commemoration are free.

The events, which are all in the Redesdale Hall, are part of Moreton Art Weeks which runs until Saturday, July 26.

From 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Saturday, there is a reading of War Poetry 'Some Corner of a Foreign Field' combined with stories from the War Memorial arranged by Sarah Campbell of Kendall & Davies.

On Saturday,July 19 from 3pm to 5pm there will be marching tunes with the Shipston Brass Band followed by popular Music Hall songs from the First World War by Fiona Harrison from 7pm to 8pm.

People can unlock the secrets of their family military photographs with author and historian Neil R Storey on Thursday, July 24 from 2pm to 5pm.

Mr Storey will also be giving the talk Fallen: The Lost Generation of the First World War on Friday, July 25 at 6pm.

Tickets, which are limited to 120 people for each event, can be picked up from Moreton Area Centre or Kit Havelock-Davies at Wold Galleries on Oxford Street.

Those unable to collect them, can call 01608 650727 to reserve tickets which will then be made available at the door on the day.