A MEMORIAL plaque to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War has been erected at Winsford railway station.

The silhouettes of two soldiers holding rifles with their heads bowed will be a permanent memorial of the 100th anniversary of the armistice.

The wooden carving was created by Cross Hatch Community Gallery, a co-operative which was launched three years ago at Winsford Cross Shopping Centre.

The self-financing group nurtures a unique blend of art, craft and technology.

The creative hub aims to encourage people in the community to develop and share their skills and knowledge.

Chairman Ian Rogers said: “We have participated in town festivals and events.

“We are now looking forward to extending the artwork at the railway station through our links with Winsford Educational Partnership and the new rail franchise West Midland Trains.”

Murals designed by pupils will be put on display shortly.