THE Radcliffe community has been uniting to remember those who fell during the First World War.

Last weekend, dozens of residents turned out to the Parish Church of St Mary for a heritage weekend.

As part of the event, the town remembered its fallen war heroes.

In preparation, Carol Kemp, of Radcliffe Heritage Society, undertook several weeks of research and collated information about 110 soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War, and who perished shortly after from wounds suffered while fighting.

This information was available to visitors to the church on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in the form of a display, including death certificates. A display has also been put up at Radcliffe Library.

Ms Kemp said: "The project was an act of commemoration for this centenary year, to remember the local lads from Radcliffe Hall who lost their lives during the First World War."

In addition, the heritage weekend featured recitals of war poems, recording of music from the era and a documentary screening.

Recipes for how to bake a trench cake were also available for purchase and other activities for families.

Residents in the Red Bank area of Radcliffe have also been commemorating the centenary.

A memorial bench has been installed in the gardens at Red Bank assisted living, Lowe Street, thanks to funding from Ambition for Ageing Bury, and donations.

Fundraiser Tina Horn said: "It is a great memorial to the soldiers who died for us and also the people who have died at Red Bank.

"The three residents who maintain the garden are also looking to plant poppies and forget-me-nots."

Cllr Jamie Walker said: "I finally got the chance to see the remembrance bench, which volunteers raised more than £900 to pay for. It is a beautiful addition to the garden and very poignant given the upcoming First World War centenary."