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TWO important events are taking place as a village marks the centenary of the First World War.

Over the past few months, people have been rallying round to create a new war memorial garden next to Clanfield Memorial Hall, in South Lane.

Tomorrow a time capsule buried several decades ago when the current hall was built will be unearthed.

The capsule will be opened by Julie Summerfield, the headteacher of Horndean Technology College, and Ken Moon, chairman of Clanfield Parish Institute.

The contents of the capsule will be on display for people to see in the Memorial Hall during the unveiling and dedication of the new memorial garden.

The big event takes place on Saturday, June 28, from 10.30am.

New time capsules prepared by Horndean Technology College, Clanfield Junior School, Petersgate Infant School and other village organisations will be placed inside the new memorial for future generations to discover.

At 11am, the dedication will be led by Canon the Reverend Dr Gill Hill. There will be First World War displays in the memorial hall and music and drama provided by Horndean Technology College.