STOCKTON Heath Scout Group is researching the lives of soldiers linked to the village as part of this year's World War one centenary.

The group, which is based at the scout centre on Parkgate Road, is hoping to engage with the community by bringing meaning to many of the names read out at the cenotaph each year.

The scouts need help in uncovering stories and memorabilia to help make the 100th anniversary remembrance service at St Thomas' Church on Sunday, November 11 particularly special.

As well as researching 126 names, community events will be held by the group and it will be actively supporting the parish council in its own commemoration.

It is also applying to the Heritage National Lottery fund for a grant to produce videos, booklets and permanent touring displays for a truly lasting heritage.

The first event is a project launch on Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm at St Thomas' Church, on London Road.

Refreshments will be available and all are welcome to attend.

To help with the group's World War one research visit or contact Milton Wimpenny, Cub Scout Leader, at