A DAY-long event, to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War will take place in Chorley, this Sunday.

The event, at the Coach House and Walled Garden at Astley Hall has been organised by the Chorley Remembers project, with a host of attractions to interest people of all ages.

On the day, the Remembrance Experience exhibition, which has drawn hundreds of visitors, will open earlier at 11am.

There will be new displays and artefacts on show, including additions to the First World War trench experience.

Music will be provided by an ensemble from the local RAF Cadet force and there will be the playing of The Last Post to add to the atmosphere.

Members of Buckshaw Village WI will be showcasing food and recipes from 100 years ago, with some of their cakes being sold to raise funds for the project.

There will be displays from Chorley Remembers, Chorley in The Great War, Military Modelling Society (Chorley), Lancashire Infantry Museum and the Imperial War Museum (North).

One of the main features will be the Museum of Lancashire with its First World War display, including members of staff in uniform authentic uniforms.

It is hoped that members of the local Army Reserve unit from the Drill Hall at Devonshire Road will also be in attendance.