A town historian who wrote a book to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, is to have to have his publication displayed at the Imperial War Museum in London.

Tony Foster from Darwen spent more than two years working on the book, gathering information on what he has called "Proud Darreners" who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Copies of the book, Our Glorious Dead, are now making their way to the Imperial War Museums in London and Manchester and will be on display in libraries across Blackburn with Darwen.

Mr Foster, who is chairman of Darwen Heritage Centre said: "This book might never have been published without support from the Town Council.

"It's been hard work, but well worth the effort."

Other copies of Our Glorious Dead are being gifted to several secondary schools across the borough as well as the Royal British Legion.

More than 8,000 people from Darwen went off to join the war effort in 1914 and it's the first time the names and details of the 1,302 Darwen men and women who lost their lives in the Great War has ever been gathered together in one publication.

The project was funded by Darwen Town Council and Mr Foster expressed his gratitude to Town Councillor John East, who led the way in organising the project.