PEOPLE across the town have been asked how they would like to mark the centenary of the First World War by Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis.

The former paratrooper and now shadow minister for culture is supporting the Heritage Lottery Fund's new programme, First World War: Now and Then, which allows people to apply for funding to mark the centenary.

Mr Jarvis, the Labour Party's national lead for the commemoration, said the impact of the war on the people of Barnsley was devastating.

“Across the town there is already huge interest in how we come together as a community to commemorate the First World War.

"It was the most significant event in the 20th century – it shaped the world we live in today. I know the people of Barnsley – the council, the Royal British Legion and many others will want to commemorate the 100th anniversary in the most appropriate way.”

He said funding would enable people to explore the continuing legacy of the war and help young people in particular to broaden their understanding of how it has shaped the modern world.

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