ON Sunday, September 7 at 6.30pm, author, Country Life Editor-at-Large and broadcaster Clive Aslet will be hosting a special event at Exeter University where he will detail the lives lost and the sacrifices made by the Lydford residents during WW1.

Money raised will go to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – the National Charity of the British Army since 1944.

The talk will follow a special commemoration at the War Memorial where Regimental representatives – including from the Canadian Army - veterans, civic dignitaries and descendants will gather for a service. Robert Jordan, from The Soldiers’ Charity, is behind the unique event.

He said: “This commemoration and talk is very significant coming as it does in the Centenary year. It would be made extra special with more families with links to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to help us mark the occasion.”

Tickets for the talk are on sale for £25 which includes a drinks reception with Clive – for veterans and serving personnel there is a special price of £15. For more details please contact the Charity’s Exeter Office on 01932 492650 or email: southwest@soldierscharity.org