HELMSLEY is playing its part in Battle’s Over, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

Battle’s Over takes place on Sunday, November 11, with events around the world. At 7.05pm, more than 160 town criers, including Helmsley’s David Hinde, who will be at the town’s All Saints Church, will simultaneously perform a specially written Cry for Peace Around the World, the first of them in New Zealand and then across the world through the various time zones.

Just after the cry, the bellringers at All Saints Church, along with 1,000 other churches and cathedrals, will ring their bells as part of Ringing Out for Peace. The Helmsley bellringers will also be ringing the bells half muffled as part of the church’s morning Remembrance Service.

David said: “I am proud to be playing a part in this historic international event to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War, and to recognise the contribution and sacrifice made. With the talented bellringers from All Saints Church taking part too, it will no doubt be a very moving and thought-provoking event, and we hope people will come along to experience it.”