A BROUGHTON housing estate held a ceremony to mark 100th year since the ending of the First World War.

On Saturday, Parc Jasmin's Neighbourhood Watch committee held the community event to remember Broughton residents who fell during the conflict.

The streets of Parc Jasmin are named after 7 servicemen from the Broughton area that were killed during the First World War.

Alfred Beeby, William Robins, Thomas Harbridge, Edgar Messham, Charles Whitley, Williams Evans, and Walter Long were remembered for making the ultimate sacrifice.

At 11am, Parc Jasmin residents planted a memorial tree in the park on Beeby Way to act as a constant reminder of the sacrifice made by countless young men during World War One.

Performing at the event were Cambria Band and Northop Silver Band and in attendance at the event were Lord Barry Jones, Mark Tami MP and members of Broughton Bretton Community Council.

Also in attendance was Reverend Warwick Jaundrill of St Mary’s Church Broughton, pupils of Broughton Primary School, representatives of North Wales Police, Online Watch Link, Deeside Army Cadets, Connah's Quay Sea Cadets, North Wales Western Front Association,The Royal Welch Fusiliers Comrades Association, The Cheshire Regiment Association, Royal Marines Association North Wales, Representatives of Broughton Brownies and Rainbows.

The event was sponsored by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund, Broughton Retail Park, Tesco Broughton and Minuteman Press in Wrexham.

David Smith, Parc Jasmin Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinato0r, said: ''This year marks the centenary of the ending of the First World War and as a mark of respect we wanted to remember the servicemen from the Broughton area that are affiliated with our neighbourhood. The tree will act as a lasting & enduring tribute to the them.''