A NEW book exploring the story of the 48 men lost to the First World War from the village of Broadway has been backed by the parish council.

At a recent parish council meeting Debbie Williamson and Mary Smith were presented with a cheque from Broadway Parish Council towards the printing costs of the Broadway Remembers book.

The book was published at the beginning of August to coincide with the global First World War Centenary commemorations led by the Imperial War Museum and is a not-for-profit publication raising money for the Poppy Appeal.

Broadway Remembers has also received a World War One Grant from Wychavon District Council and additional funding from Broadway Tourist Information Centre.

Mrs Williamson said: "Mary and I are delighted to receive funding from Broadway Parish Council which will help to pay for the printing costs of the book.

"It has taken us nearly two years to complete our research into the history of the 48 Broadway men and their comrades who fought in the First World War and it is our tribute to those men who made the ultimate sacrifice."

Nearly 100 copies of the book have been already and copies can be purchased from Blandford Books and other shops in Broadway, online via Amazon or by calling 01386 852913 and proceeds go to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.