Poignant tribute at Ribble Valley home to mark 100th anniversary of end of World War One

The gardens of Great Mitton Hall will be open to the public this weekend.
The gardens of Great Mitton Hall will be open to the public this weekend.

One of Lancashire's most stunning homes is to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One with a poignant tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives for their country.

There But Not There is the inaugural campaign for the charity Remembered which is commemorating the anniversary by creating art installations across the UK.

And the owners of Great Mitton Hall in Mitton are to erect one of the installations, a silhouette of a British soldier, when they open their gardens to the public this weekend.

The eerie and poignant images depict the communities left desolate in the wake of the war.

The hall will host the event on Saturday and Sunday, July 7th and 8th.

Visitors will be able to see the beautiful garden, which boasts stunning views across the countryside, and they will also have the chance to visit the 12th century All Hallows Church next door.

The tower will be available for viewing from 2-30pm and it takes in Clitheroe Castle, the River Ribble, Pendle Hill, the Yorkshire Peaks, Whalley Nab, Geoffrey Hill, Longridge Fell and Stonyhurst College.

The open gardens event has been organised by hall owners Ken and Jean Kay to commemorate the end of the First World War and runs from 1pm to 5pm.

The admission charge is £4 for adults and children are free.

There will be stalls selling books, bric-a-brac and plants.

Tea and cakes will also be served at the hall in Mitton Road, Mitton.

The other charities that will benefit from the event are the Royal British Legion and the Brooke Hospital for animals.