The twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth have planned a special centenary tribute day, to commemorate the 45 local men who did not return from World War One.

Volunteers have been planning the event for two years, with three main aims: to make a moving tribute for everyone who has served the country, to renovate Lynton and Lynmouth’s three war memorials, and to refurbish the Lynton War Roll of Honour, a hand written summary of all 243 community members who served in WW1.

When found, it had clearly been neglected, so as a lasting commemoration it has been restored, ready to be re-presented to the church for the community. It will then be returned to the archives, with another copy being kept in the church.

The foyer of the town hall has been turned into a WW1 trench and the ballroom will become the venue of a street party.

On Sunday, November 11 at 9.50am, a Victory Parade will commence in Holman Park, and a remembrance service will take place at 10.30am at the Town Hall War Memorial.

The Victory Parade will recreate the parade held in London in 1919, with representatives for the armed forces, relatives of those who served in WW1, and the volunteers all parading down Lee Road to Lynton Town Hall.

The parade will also be joined by two horses, ensuring their contribution is not forgotten.

The 1st Lynton Scouts will then put flowers on the WW1 Memorial at the Old Cemetery, and wreaths can be laid for both the Roman Catholic Church and the United Reformed Church.

On each side of the road, on lampposts, and on railings, there will be 45 large poppies, each one displaying the name of one of the fallen.

During the service, 45 people will each represent one of those who died.

The service will continue at St Mary’s Church at 11.30am, where Reverend Samantha Stayte will accept the Roll of Honour.

At 7pm, requested by the Royal British Legion’s, a brazier will be lit.