AN exhibition featuring First World War photographs and memorabilia could be displayed in a South Derbyshire village to commemorate the conflict.
Members of Ticknall Parish Council will also organise a concert and put up a map of the village in memory of soldiers from the village who fought in the war.
The exhibition and concert are due to take place on August 3 and 4, 2014 – marking 100 years since Britain declared war on Germany.
Parish council chairman Nigel Picken will also be the chairman of a committee set up to commemorate the First World War.
He told the Mail the exhibition would ‘tell the history’ of the men from the village who fought.
He said: “We will put on an exhibition to commemorate the bravery of soldiers from Ticknall who served.
“Some of which lost their lives but also those who came through it as well.
“We are appealing for memorabilia but it’s difficult to say what because we don’t know what people have.
“There are people in the village who have lived here all their life and know a lot about its history so we are quite keen for them to be involved.
He said the exhibition could include a part dedicated to those from the village who worked at Calke Abbey.
He said: “A lot of people in the village would have supported Calke Abbey and lived on the estate.
“So we could include information about those people and show old photographs and medals.
“We could have pictures of those who signed up in working clothes next to pictures of them in uniform with a bit of history about them.
Some soldiers from Ticknall would have served in the Sherwood Foresters which suffered a high number of casualties when it attacked Gommercourt on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme.
Mr Picken added: “These are early stages at the moment but we want to do something because the clock is ticking.”
Anyone with photographs, medals or other memorabilia has been asked to get in touch with Ticknall Parish Council.