A charity shop in Surbiton has decorated its shop front windows with a trove of war memorabilia to mark the centenary since the end of the first world war.

The Fircroft Trust charity shop in St Andrews Road has been collecting relics dating back to the first world war from local families and residents, which will be on display until the end of the month.

Objects on display include a collection of books about the era, soldiers’ buttons, a hand grenade, bullets, binoculars and pennies from the period.

Debra Harrop, who works in the shop, displayed her personal collection of memorabilia, including objects belonging to two relatives who fought in the war.

Julie Moss, manager of the Fircroft Trust charity shop, said: “People have been saying it’s just fantastic.

"We have got a whistle marked 1917, a grenade marked 1916. We have got a buckle as well.

“They’ve died for our country. I just thought we should do something for them.”