LIGHTS OUT – Monday 4 August

Posted on: 31 July 2014

At 11pm on 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany, ushering in one of the darkest periods in our history.

As the moment approached, the British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey made the famous remark: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time”.

In a dramatic UK-wide event, LIGHTS OUT is an invitation to everyone to turn off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on Monday 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle for this shared moment of reflection.

LIGHTS OUT, working closely with the Royal British Legion, will be one of the largest participatory events of its kind ever seen in the UK, and will complement the candlelit vigil being held at Westminster Abbey on 4 August.

We will be supporting the campaign by extinguishing all lights in our public buildings. We encourage every householder in Mid Devon to do the same.

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