A LUDLOW pub has been doing its bit to send the standard of the town’s Royal British Legion Branch to France.

The Rose and Crown, Ludlow held a quiz in aid of Ludlow’s Royal British Legion which is currently trying to raise some funds to send their standards to Ypres, to take part in the Great Pilgrimage 90.

This is to, not only represent their Royal British Legion Branch but, also Ludlow.

The idea of the Great Pilgrimage 90 follows from the fact that a decade after the end of WW1, veterans and war widows visited the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres before marching to the Menin Gate in Ypres on 8 August 1928.

Exactly 90 years later, thousands of Legion members will recreate The 1928 Great Pilgrimage to visit the same battlefields and then, on August 8 2018, carry their standards along the same route to the Menin Gate, to commemorate the last 100 days of WW1 and represent an entire generation that served while defending their country.

There has been a programme of events in Ludlow over the past four years to make the 103 years since the Firth World that started with a commemoration of the start of the fighting in the late summer of 1914.

There have also been activities linked to the role of soldiers from the town in the Battle of the Somme and other battles.

During the period work has also been completed to put the names of all of the servicemen who gave their lives in the First, Second and Korean Wars around the base of the War Memorial in Ludlow Town Centre.

This was a major community venture will be money for the work raised after a campaign led by Jean Parker and Margaret Edwards from Poyners in Broad Street.

Nearly 200 men from Ludlow died in the three conflicts.

It cost more than £7,000 to pay for the work on the memorial that was undertaken by a local stonemason.

There will be an event in November this year to mark the Centenary of the end of World War One.