NEWCASTLE Emlyn marked Remembrance Sunday and the centenary of the end of the First World War with a large turnout in the town.

It rained during the procession to the church at Holy Trinity, which was full to capacity.

As part of the commemorations, Janet Hicks had crocheted 200 individual blooms which formed two displays, one in the church porch and the second near the alter which was next to a life-size silhouette of a British soldier.

This had been made by Barry Evans but donated to the church by a few members of the church.

After the church service the congregation went to the memorial to take part in the final act of remembrance and the laying of wreaths.

Rhydlewis historical group put on an exhibition exploring the impact of wars and conflicts through the ages on Rhydlewis, Ceredigion & West Wales.

The main organiser was Gwen Thomas supported by other members of the group and they had managed to get a lot of original artefacts from people in the local community which detailed life during these conflicts.

There were medals, personal letters from the trenches, newspaper clippings, books and war time magazines.

The organisers estimated that they had about 250 people visit the exhibition during the afternoon of Saturday and Sunday, with people travelling down from Aberystwyth and surrounding areas.

There was also an opportunity to try some war time food which was made using the original recopies from the day.

Rob Taylor, chairman for the group, was pleased that the event had been such a success and said that they would be more than likely be doing something similar next year.