A HOG roast could be held in Westhoughton to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Cllr Kevan Jones proposed the idea at Monday's town council meeting.

The Labour man said he picked up the idea after he found the community had held the event 100 years ago after the conflict concluded.

He said: "They celebrated armistice by inviting the people of Westhoughton to a hog roast event.

"I know Westhoughton is 1,000 times bigger but I think we could help commemorate the armistice by having a similar event.

"I just think it would be a great way for us to commemorate the centenary."

The council asked Cllr Jones to gather more information about what the event would entail and when it could be held.

Some members were wary that it would not strike the right tone to commemorate the First World War.

Cllr Ryan Battersby said: "I agree with the sentiment I just don't think the term celebration is appropriate. In my opinion there is nothing to celebrate about the war."