A COMMEMORATIVE bench for soldiers who lost their lives and served in the First World War has been revealed in Neston.

Installed at The Green in Little Neston, the bench was unveiled on November 6 along with the 'There But Not There' Tommy silhouette funded by Neston Town Council and Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC) councillors.

The Mayor of Neston Town Council Cllr Pat Kynaston, was joined by the the likes of the Mayor of Ellesmere Port Cllr Karen Shaw and local representatives Mr Evans from Royal British Legion, Mr Hilditch from Burton & Neston History Society and Mrs Jones Chamber of Trade to dedicate the bench at the unveiling.

CWaC Cllr Louise Gittins, Neston Town Council Mayor Pat Kynaston, and children from Woodfall Primary School

Children from Woodfall Primary School helped to commemorate the event.

Pastor Mark Thomas from Little Neston Methodist Church also conducted a short service before the bench was formally unveiled.

Mayor Kynaston told the Globe: “After a dull start the day brightened and the sun shone on the group of invited guests and local residents who gathered to formally install the bench.

"We were delighted to be joined by our guests from Chester and Ellesmere Port, bringing together community representatives from our surrounding areas.

"It was also a pleasure to be joined by the children from Woodfall Primary School.

"This bench is both their future and a reminder of the horror of war."