A series of events planned for this year will show how the First World War changed life for people in Runnymede 100 years ago.

Chertsey Museum has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £9,500 for its project For our Tomorrow - Runnymede Remembers.

The project will include three coordinated exhibitions: at Chertsey Museum, at the Runnymede Civic Centre and one which will tour schools across Egham and surrounding towns in the borough.

In September there will be a First World War living history/re-enactment day in Victory Park, Addlestone.

Building on that event, the re-enactors will offer free education sessions in schools, enabling pupils to learn in more detail about the causes of the war, the conditions endured, and the equipment available at the time.

Thorpe Players will stage a production of Oh What A Lovely War Working with Runnymede Borough Council.

The fallen will also be remembered with a new living memorial tree and bench and the Royal British Legion 'Silent Soldiers' silhouettes of British servicemen will be placed at strategic points across the borough to highlight the centenary and the project.

Commenting on the lottery award, Emma Warren, Chertsey Museum’s curator said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the National Lottery for this project marking the centenary of the end of the conflict. It follows on from our very successful 2014 HLF project Runnymede Remembered, which marked the centenary of the beginning of the war and will be the culmination of seven years of research.

"We are encouraging local residents to follow the Runnymede Remembered Facebook page to find out more about the project and associated events – and we hope that they’ll let us know what they have planned so we can promote that too. By the end of 2018 we hope that everyone in the borough will be aware of the sacrifice made by the 800 'borough fallen and the lasting effect it had on those who fought in it, their families and the country.”