MONMOUTH will be enjoying a celebration weekend to remember 100 years on from the peace celebrations following the end of the First World War.

The events, which will take place on the weekend of 29th June, are set to include a veteran’s march from the former railway station at Troy to the top of town, where they’ll be joined by the rest of the Monmouth Carnival celebrations.

Many of Monmouths’s community groups and businesses are playing active roles in the organisation and running of these activities.

Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers will be having an open day open day for Air Forces Day which will be held at the castle from 10am to 4pm on 29th June.

The UK enjoyed vibrant celebrations following the end of the war as friends and family returned home. The 2019 celebrations aim to remember and recreate the spirit of that time, 100 years on. The weekend events also coincide with Armed Forces Day and 100 years on from Treaty of Versailles.

The celebrations on Sunday will also include a picnic party on Chippenham Fields where there’ll be games, music from Batala and Samba bands as well as plenty of stalls selling food, drink and more.

Captain David Bell, one of the organisers, said: "Monmouth is a very proud, historical and supportive community.

"After the resounding success from the town’s contribution in commemorating the end of Armistice Day, 100 years on 11th November 2018, we now celebrate in line with 100 years ago the 1919 celebrations on 29th and 30th June. We do hope we will see you all on mass at the events over the weekend."

In 1919 the committee tasked with organising the celebrations outlined a celebration running over four days, including a victory march through London, a day of Thanksgiving services, a river pageant, and a day of games and festivities.

The Monmouth Peace Commemorations in 1919 were a set of events bringing the whole town together to honor the troops and to celebrate the end of the war. Some of the events involved a dinner hosted by the Mayor at the patriotically decorated Swan Hotel for returned prisoners of war, a medal ceremony, a tea for school children, a march for troops who have returned, a memorial for those who have given there lives in service, athletics sports on Chippenham Fields, a torchlight procession as well as a number of other community events.