On Sunday, the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, ending “the cruellest war that ever tormented Mankind”.

In addition to honouring the memory of those who fought and died, some may want to conduct a physical pilgrimage.

This is a guide to the most potent locations in our area associated with the Great War, 1914 – 18.

ENFIELD SMALL ARMS FACTORY: Alongside Enfield Lock, on the Essex bank of the River Lea navigation, is the place where the most iconic firearm in British history was manufactured. The .303 rifle was the basic weapon for Tommies throughout the Great War, and proved so effective as a weapon that it remained the British army's standard issue rifle throughout the World War 2 as well. Three million .303s were produced here in the course of the Great War.

ESSEX REGIMENTAL CHAPEL: Warley barracks chapel was given over to the Essex Regiment in 1925, in commemoration of its role in the Great War. It contains the regimental battle honours and some fine stained glass depicting military badges. Entry by appointment only (or you can attend a service), but the chapel is a haunting work of architecture in its own right, independent of its powerful resonances.

ILFORD WAR MEMORIAL GARDNES: Landscaped “Armistice park” alongside the A127, formed in 1925 from a cabbage field, with an impressive war memorial at its heart. It is dedicated to the 1159 men from the town killed in the war. (Ilford was still in Essex at the time).

WALTHAM MARSHES: Site of the first flight (1909) by a British pilot, A V Roe, in the first British-built plane. Roe went on to create Avro, one of the world's first production-line aircraft companies, based initially in Essex. The legendary Avro 504 exceeded all other aircraft produced by any country, in terms of numbers manufactured, during the Great War. A plaque on the Great Eastern railway viaduct over the River Lea marks the site of Roe's workshop, under a railway arch.

ZEPPELIN MEMORIAL, CUFFLEY: Just over the Hertfordshire border, this monument, paid for by Daily Express readers, marks the crash site of the first Zeppelin to be shot down over Britain. Essex pilot Leefe Robinson, operating from Hornchurch airfield, was the single-handed “Zepp slayer”. Millions of Londoners watched as the Zepp slowly descended in flames.