A BARRY funeral directors is seeking the support of the local community for a Remembrance Day-themed window display.

Last year, Park Independent Funeral Directors put together a similar and well received display with the support of the Royal British Legion and local historian and head teacher at St Cyres School, Penarth, Dr Jonathan Hicks. This year the company is inviting local residents to share any artefacts, memorabilia, medals or photos they may have.

Funeral director Robert Johnson said: "Last year's commemorative display aroused a great deal of interest and we had people dropping in and saying how lovely it was to have a Remembrance Day window, because they have or had relatives in the forces or had been in the forces themselves.

"To help us deliver this years Remembrance-themed display, we are looking to local residents to bring in and maybe loan us items of interests. We promise to look after them and return them in the same condition."

Since its formation in Barry three years ago, Park, which is based at Tynewydd Road, opposite King Square, has mounted a number of displays in support of local charities and these have received many compliments from passers-by. Two years ago Park won a Barry Council award for a window display marking the Queen's Jubilee.

Mr Johnson added: "The window displays have been a popular topic of conversation within the community and we are delighted to be able to help charities and local causes to raise awareness and promote their good work."

Anyone with items they would like to share or loan for display can contact Park on 421212 or call in at the offices at 7 Tynewydd Road (opposite Barry Library).

Remembering all those brave service men and women from the Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and other services, who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today, Remembrance Sunday this year is on November 10.