AS the countdown begins to the 100th anniversary of the Armistice on Sunday, communities across north Wiltshire are readying themselves to remember those who lost their lives in World War I.

Young and old are united in all sorts of personal and communal responses in memory of the fallen, in paint, sculpture, art, music and writing as Remembrance Sunday approaches.

In Chippenham, artist Fi Redmond has put the final stitches in her tapestry telling the story of the town during World War I, and it will be unveiled at Chippenham Museum on Sunday, where it will remain on display till January 26. As part of the museum project, Fi has worked with pupils at Chippenham schools on pieces of textile art which will also be part of the exhition.

A flash mob event featuring people in the uniforms of soldiers and nurses is planned for Tuesday 13 November in Chippenham High Street at 7pm - to re-enact a spontaneous procession that happened in the town to celebrate the end of the war.

The Remembrance Sunday procession will be led by the Chippenham Sea Cadets Band, which has reformed especially for the occasion. The band ended in 2014, but previous members aged from their twenties to seventies decided to dig out their instruments and start rehearsing seven weeks ago, so they could take part in the procession.

"Our rehearsals have been going from strength to strength every week," said Martin Rivers, who revived the band with Daniel Phillips.

Over half term, youngsters in Corsham have been making doves and poppies from recycled plastic with artist Anya Beaumont, part of the town's four-year long Corsham Commemorates project. Their creations will be installed at Springfield recreation ground.