A VILLAGE is celebrating 100 years of its history this weekend.

Enham Alamein was first created as a village centre to support injured service personnel returning from the First World War, and on Saturday, February 2 residents will celebrate its history at Landale Wilson Hall.

At the event from noon to 4pm, villagers are invited to view decades of history held on display, as well as a chance to share stories of times over tea, coffee and cake.

Leslie Francis, chairman of Enham Alamein Parish Council said: “We are excited to be organising an important event to mark the history of the first serviceman to arrive and settle in the village of Enham Alamein.

“It’s a great opportunity to be reflecting on our past as the village has such a rich history. I hope that you can join us and learn more about what is just a stone’s throw away.”

The village’s disability-based charity Enham Trust is also playing its part in the day.

Hannah Leicester, head of income generation at Enham Trust said: “Enham Trust is proud to be supporting this event as it is integral to our founding.

“The charity was set up a few years after the establishment of the village in 1921, and will therefore commemorate our centenary during 2021.

“This village event will bring local people together, and hopefully reveal more untold stories!”

The event is open for everyone to enjoy, with plenty of free parking and refreshments available.