Military wives in Hounslow have written a children's book inspired by real-life tales from the First World War .

Grace on the Case follows the adventures of a child who travels through time using a magical medal found on Hounslow Heath.

It was created by spouses of soldiers at Hounslow Cavalry Barracks - which is currently home to the Irish Guards - to be donated to local schools.

Grace on the Case will be distributed to local schools to educate pupils about the First World War

They spent months researching life on the home front by visiting historic sites and poring over documents at Hounslow Library, the Imperial War Museum, and The National Archives in Kew.

They then teamed up with artist David Lewis to create the book, which gives a fun and educational insight into the lives of women in Hounslow during the First World War.

The book was the product of the six-month Women in Work project, which was jointly run by the Army Welfare Service Hounslow and Bounce Theatre, using a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Military wives rolled back the years as they dressed in period garb for the launch at the barracks, in Beavers Lane, Hounslow, on Saturday July 23.

They were joined by an Irish Guard in First World War uniform and a drummer from the regimental band.

Some of the children who stepped back in time at Hounslow Cavalry Barracks to learn more about First World War life

Women in Work took place alongside a similar project for military children and local pupils, which was run by the Army Welfare Service and funded by Hounslow Council .

About two dozen youngsters sampled a variety of pursuits to discover first-hand what life was like for children during the First World War.

They planted their own allotments, as youngsters a century ago would have done to help the war effort, and completed basic first aid training, as well as playing children's games from the era.