Enfield Borough Council is launching a free exhibition this month to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The exhibition will be open from Thursday until January 11, 2015 in the Dugdale Centre, in London Road, and will look at the role the borough played in the war.

Enfield was the home of the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield Lock and produced the Lee Enfield rifle that was used in the war by the British Army.

Councillor Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure, youth and localism, said: “This exhibition will look at how this devastating war affected the residents of Enfield – both in the trenches and on the home front.

“We should never forget the horror or degradation caused by the First World War, both for the soldiers who fought in the trenches and the civilian population, and this exhibition is a way of remembering those who suffered and gave their lives during this conflict, while also noting and acknowledging the contribution and sacrifice the people of Enfield made to the war effort.”