WREATHS have been laid at the houses of 32 members of a Penarth parish who fought and died in the First World War.

As part of All Saints Church's Project 32, the wreaths were laid on the front doors, gate posts or gate pillars of the parishioners this week.

Last year in All Saints Church Penarth, a new plaque was rededicated to the 32 young men of their parish who died in the First World War.

At the same time members of the 32 Project -Jane McLaughlin, Dr. Len Smart and Tom Crooks all collaborated on a a book about the lives of the 32, which all culminated in a highly successful Remembrance Day service where a Royal British Legion poppy wreaths were laid in the church in memory of each man.

Jane McLaughlin, one of the Project 32 members, said "We are being accompanied on the wreath laying initiative by pupils from St Cyres, Stanwell and Evenlode Schools and we just wanted to show the pupils and the wider community of Penarth that these men were just ordinary people living in ordinary houses, just like you and me, but caught up in extraordinary times."

She also added that she is incredibly grateful to all the householders who have been so tremendously supportive in this project in allowing the wreaths to be put up this year and in the coming years.

Some of the houses will have two wreaths in them, where brothers and step-brothers left for War, devastating for the Essery and Hookway families.

Also for the Hoult family in Grove Terrace, they were to lose three sons in war, two were living in Grove Terrace and one was an apprentice butcher in Windsor Road, and the wreaths will be laid accordingly.