VILLAGERS of Burton-in-Lonsdale are preparing to mark the Armistice centenary with a heritage football match, old-time singalong and beacon lighting.

The small Yorkshire village has drawn up an ambitious programme of events to remember the 20 local men who died in World War One.

Poet Laurence Binyon, whose verse For the Fallen will be read at countless remembrance services on November 11, was the son of Burton's first vicar, Frederick Binyon.

Next week's village events will include:

- Tuesday, 7.30pm, a showing of the film The Wipers Times at the village hall, telling the story of a satirical newspaper founded by soldiers who discovered an abandoned printing press at the front line; tickets on the door.

- Saturday and Sunday, an exhibition at All Saints' Church, called Burton-in-Lonsdale Remembers.

- Saturday, kick-off 10.30am, a football match with players in heritage-style shirts at the recreation field; with soup kitchen and wartime medal help desk.

- Saturday, 2pm and 7pm, community concerts at the village hall, tickets from Burton village shop.

- Sunday, 10.50am, two-minute silence on the village green, followed by remembrance service at All Saints' Church.

- Sunday, 7pm, beacon lighting at Castle Hill; 8pm, WW1 singalong and "trench stew" supper at the Punch Bowl (tickets in advance from the pub).