In the year which marks the centenary of the ending of the bloodiest conflict in military history, the First World War, Ammanford will this year honour the memory of the fallen, in both that and other military conflicts.

The debt which we owe to those who gave their lives is one which can never be repaid and, as The Guardian reported last week, All Saints Church will be presenting a special commemoration, entitled For the Fallen, with one of the BBC’s most revered television and radio presenters, Petroc Trelawny.

Petroc is one of the BBC’s more instantly recognisable figures, presenting such programmes as the annual series of Promenade Concerts from the Royal Albert Hall, the famous New Years Day concert from Vienna and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

In a programme which will feature a selection of the most beautiful and haunting poems associated with loss and conflict, he will be joined by two of Britain’s leading young virtuosi, violinist Matthew Trusler and the pianist Ashley Wass, described as “an endlessly fascinating artist” and the only British winner of the London International Piano Competition.

They will be complementing the poetry with musical items such as Debussy’s Clair de Lune and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending.

All Saints Church will be the most appropriate venue for an evening such as this. It was in the course of construction while the terrible 1914-1918 World War was raging and its iconic clock tower, visible from miles around, was added some ten years later in memory of the fallen in that conflict.

It would be hard to think of a more fitting place therefore to hold a commemoration such as this, in a year which marks the passing of a whole century since the eventual Armistice in 1918.

The church has been beautifully restored in the past few years, which in itself was an act of homage to those to whom we owed, and continue to owe, so much.

Ticket for this very special evening, priced at £10.00, can be reserved by ringing 01269 594303 or 596371, Peppercorn on 01558 822410 or visit music.