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WWI brooch provides reminder of Great War

The enduring appeal of brooches has been demonstrated at a World War I memorial march this week.

An historic brooch which was made on the front lines during the Great War has been worn at a march in North Wales this week by the granddaughter of the man who made it.

The brooch was made using crude gold coloured wire at the front line in France during the war by soldier George Langford, who sent it home to his wife.

Weeks later he died in the Battle of the Somme, on 22nd April 1918 aged just 20.

The brooch, like many antique brooches, has been treasured ever since.

Now the brooch, which is inscribed on one side with the words "George to Beth", and on the other, "With Love", has provided a poignant reminder of how many people lost men they loved during the war.

It was worn at a Great War memorial march in Llandudno on Sunday, by the maker's granddaughter.

Mary Oliver wore the brooch with pride, while her sister Elizabeth showed off George's war medals.