The heroes of the First World War were remembered in a special production at a school in Basildon.

Woodlands School, in Takely End, hosted the performance of the play, ‘The Sons of Three Countries Remembered’, which was written to commemorate the veterans of the war, 100 years on.

The author of the play, Dawn Knox, 61, was very proud of how the performance came together.

She said: “The actors were just brilliant and the musicians were also fantastic.

“We have visitors from our twinned German, French and Belgian towns and it just all came together beautifully.”

The show was performed before a sell-out crowd in the school hall where volunteer, Annie Akinin, 63, said that more chairs had to be packed into the hall for the show.

She said: “It was fantastic, it was so well attended, an absolute sell-out.

“We had just four tickets that were not taken because people who were supposed to be attending were not well.

“We also had some great feedback from the audience and it was all so positive.”

Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock is the patron for the the Forget Never Sacrifice and Legacy project, which hosted the event on Saturday night.

The event was helped and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

They are already planning for next year’s production.