The final preparations for 'Malpas 100 Years On' are reaching their conclusion ahead of Remembrance Day on Sunday.

Members of Malpas Flower Club will dress-up as 'Red Cross nurses' in the commemoration parade this Saturday, November 10 representing those ready to console and support those injured fighting during the First World War.

The ladies have worked diligently to complete 1,000 poppies in St Oswald’s Church and will pay homage to those who cared for soldiers.

The gesture has been well received by Chris Whitehurst, a councillor and committee secretary.

He said: “Malpas 100 Years-On Committee wish to sincerely thank everyone who has helped us to prepare for this event.

"We are looking forward to everyone taking part and sharing a very memorable weekend.”

On Saturday, a bugler and recruiting sergeant will 'Call to Arms' outside the Jubilee Hall to sign up residents who will then be marched off to join the village parade.

During the Commemoration Parade the salute will be taken by David Briggs, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, and the spectacular procession will join the 'nurses' to pay respects to Malpas men injured in the war.

Led by 'uniformed officers' on horseback, participants in the parade will include Malpas Scouts, Air Training Corps (ATC), Malpas Alport School, Malpas Ladies Choir, and Malpas Fire and Rescue Service .

Military-style activities for children will be available after the parade at the Rec Ground.