TWO villages separated by the English Channel are marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War together.

Rayne has received a huge stone donated by its French twin town Verberie to mark the spot where more than 100 men from Rayne signed up to fight in 1914.

The rock weighing 750 kilos was dug from a quarry near Verberie and mounted on a concrete plinth before it was placed on the green in Shalford Road.

It will be official unveiled, along with a plaque, at a ceremony in November and will mark the start of commemorations which will include a museum in the Old School Room.

The northern French town sits roughly ten miles from where the Armistice Agreement was signed on November 11, 1918.

During the First World War it was the scene of fighting on September 1 1914 and again in 1918.

The two towns were twinned back in 1994.