THIS Sunday, November 11 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, with hundreds of residents expected to commemorate the borough's fallen, from all conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries, at Remembrance events.

As in previous years, the main St Helens service will take place at Victoria Square on Sunday, November 11 at 10.25am, where a parade - led by Armed Forces veterans and young representatives from the cadets, scouts and guides - will make its way from Birchley Street to the war memorial in front of St Helens Town Hall.

The ceremony will open with a welcome and prayers from local parish reverends before the square observes a two-minute silence at 11am.

After the two-minute silence, the ceremony will continue with words of commemoration; a rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’ by a lone piper; and a performance by the Haydock Male Voice Choir.

The ceremony will close with the National Anthem, led by the Valley Brass Band and Haydock Male Voice Choir, before the laying of wreathes.

Following the service, the town hall will be open for tea and coffee where there will also be the opportunity to view a local World War One photo exhibition, courtesy of the St Helens Community Archive.

In Earlestown and Newton-le-Willows the focal point will be the war memorial at Earlestown Town Hall, with the event due to get underway at 10.45am.

St Helens North MP Conor McGinn and Deputy Mayor of St Helens, Janet Johnson, are among those due to attend.

The A57 Warrington Road, from View Road to St James Road, will be closed for Rainhill’s procession from St Ann’s Church for a wreath laying ceremony at noon.

Meanwhile, as part of the St Helens 150 events programme, the ‘Beacons of Light’ tribute at Taylor Park will symbolise the ‘light of hope’ that emerged from the darkness of war.

The ceremony will get underway at 6.45pm. Those attending are asked to meet at the Boathouse Café at 6.30pm.

The beacon will be lit at approximately 7pm.

Other events for Armistice include:

- Haydock Male Voice Choir will be holding a concert in St Helens Town Hall on Saturday, November 10, with talented Ellie Hull singing Vera Lynn numbers

The Royal British Legion and army and navy cadets will join in for a 'Last Night of the Proms' type grand finale.

- Sutton Oak CE Primary School will be hosting a remembrance service at All Saint's CofE Church opposite from 10.35am on Friday, November 9.

- Lowe House Church will be holding a remembrance service on Friday, November 9, with 10 schools involved, with children preparing poems, songs, readings and prayers for the event from 10.30am.

- The pupils at Federation of St Mary's Catholic Schools will be making their own poppies to make a sea of remembrance and writing their own poems to make a school anthology for Armistice.

- De La Salle High School will be hosting a performance of Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful at the Citadel, telling an award-winning story of the horrors of war and the injustice surrounding the execution of soldiers by firing squad, on the – often false – grounds of desertion or cowardice during the First World War.

It will take place on Sunday, November 11 from 2pm to 4.30pm. Tickets cost £10 each.

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- Rainford Band will be hosting a concert evening at Rainford Village Hall on Friday, November 9 to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

A remembrance service will be followed by performances showcasing war time music.

Tickets are £12 each, with funds donated to Help for Heroes.

For tickets call 01744 884633.

Billinge will be hosting a Remembrance service at 3pm at St Aidan's Church, before taking part in a Lighting the Beacons event by lighting a torch at the top on Billinge Hill at 7pm. All welcome.

Prescot will be holding a parade on Sunday from Prescot Primary School to Prescot Parish Church and on to the cenotaph from 10am.

The parade will be leaving from Prescot Primary School at 10.20am arriving at Prescot Parish Church at 10.50am for an outdoor service and laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph outside Prescot Parish Church.

There will also be an indoor service at Prescot Parish Church at 11.15am, and a return parade to Prescot Primary School leaving at noon.