PLANS to commemorate the centenary of the First World War in Haverfordwest could include eleven days of consecutive events including Remembrance Day, as well as other occasions throughout 2018.

Councillors and community members met at the town council’s chambers at Picton House on Monday, January 29 to discuss a joint effort for this year’s Remembrance Programme, to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

An ambitious programme of events is being co-ordinated by Peter Williams, a Royal British Legion member and the meeting’s chair, though it is in the early stages of organisation at the moment.

The draft programme includes plans for a concert hosted by the Royal British Legion, a showing of Testament of Youth by the Haverfordwest Film Society, and historical exhibitions by the town museum and St Mary’s Church.

There are also plans to clean the cenotaph at Salutation Square, and to host a guided walk passed historical sites from the 1914-18 period.

Cllr Gillian Howells, the town sheriff, will lead the publicity for the programme of events.

Cllr Howells stressed she was keen to commemorate all those whose lives had been affected by all conflicts which have taken place in the 100 years since the First World War.

There are also plans for events throughout the year, including on April 4 – the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, June 30 – Armed Forces Day, and July 19 – the Army Benevolent Fund Big Band Concert.

The Remembrance Programme is still in its early stages of planning, and is subject to change.

Suggestions for events are welcome, to find out more about the programme of events, email haverfordwestfestivalweek@hotmail.com

The volunteers planning the events will next meet formally in September, but plan to hold small informal meetings before then.