CHURCH bells will ring out and a beacon lit in Winsford as part of Battle's Over, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

Co-ordinated events will be taking place all over the world on Sunday as everyone unites to mark this historic milestone.

The commemoration starts at 6am with lone pipers playing Battle’s O’er, a traditional Scottish air played after a battle, outside cathedrals.

A specially written tribute will then be read out.

At the same time more than 1,000 pipers will be playing the tune in individual locations within their local communities.

The Last Post will be sounded at more then 1,000 places across the country in the evening.

A bugler will play the haunting melody on Rilshaw Meadows in Winsford at 6.30pm.

Town mayor Cllr Gina Lewis said: "We are proud to be playing a part in this historic international event to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War and to recognise the contribution and sacrifice made by the men and women from our own community.”

Flares will be lit at 7pm in a ceremony called Beacons of Light, signifying the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war.

More than 1,000 church and cathedrals including churches across Winsford will ring their bells as part of Ringing Out for Peace organised in association with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, which represents 65 societies of ringers from the British Isles and overseas.

Around 140 town criers will perform a specially written Cry for Peace Around the World, the first in New Zealand and then across the globe through all the various time zones.

The poem will be read out as part of the commemorative event in Winsford.