AS THE nation remembers the day the guns fell silent 100 years ago this Sunday - the Royal Borough, Slough and their surrounding villages will be making their own contributions.

In Windsor a special Act of Remembrance will take place at 6.30pm when the mayor Cllr Paul Lion will light the Beacon of Light on the Long Walk outside Cambridge Gate.

This is part of the WW1 centenary commemorations and a wider act of remembrance that will see over 1,000 Beacons of Light lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories on Sunday - a century after the guns fell silent.

The beacons will symbolise the 'light of hope' that emerged from the darkness of World War 1. At 6.55pm in Windsor the Last Post will be played prior to the beacon being lit. The Windsor Boys School band will provide musical entertainment from 6.30pm and will continue for a short time following the lighting of the beacon.

Remembrance Day services will have been held earlier in the day at both Windsor Parish Church and St Mary's Borough Church in Maidenhead.

In Slough the commemoration will begin in the Town Square on the High Street at 10.45 am with a temporary altar created by drums and the Act of Remembrance at 11am, followed by a two minute silence and a procession to St Mary's Church, Church Street, Slough for a civic service of remembrance at 11.25am and wreath laying ceremony at noon.

There will be a beacon lighting in Salt Hill Park by the mayor Cllr Paul Sohal that evening at 7pm - also as part of the nationwide Battle's Over Beacons of Light commemorations.

Lead councillors will read World War One poetry and a roll call of everyone from Slough who died will be read out. Candles will be provided.

Cllr James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: "The 100th anniversary event gives us not only time to record and remember what was endured but also to see beyond the mud and blood of the war. It gives time to reflect on the sheer scale of human sacrifice."

In Colnbrook village a procession is planned through the village in the morning led by war horses, starting at 9.30am and ending at St Thomas' Church in Vicarage Way where a service will take place at 10.30am.

In Datchet wreaths will be laid on the war memorial on the Village Green and the names of 11 men from the village will be particularly remembered. They have been rediscovered by the research of the Datchet Village Society and their names are being engraved on a special stone that will be added to the War Memorial later this year.