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‘Lights Out’ In Wrexham For World War One Centenary Anniversary

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Aug 5th, 2014.

Thousands of homes across Wrexham turned off their lights last night to mark the centenary anniversary of Britain entering the First World War.

At 10pm residents across Wrexham took part in the nationwide ‘Lights Out’ event by turning off their lights for an hour; lighting candles to pay their respect to those who fought and lost their lives in World War One.

‘Lights Out’ was an open invitation to everyone across the UK to share a moment of reflection and instead light a candle to mark the 100th anniversary of when Britain entered the First World War.

The event was a symbolic representation of Sir Edward Greys quote: “The lamps will go out all over Europe, never to be relit again in our lifetime.”

Across the county residents paid their respects, with organised events taking place in Overton, Llangollen and Moel Famau.

In Overton High Street candles a vigil was held at the village war memorial as part of the ‘Lights Out’ event.

Lighted candles illuminated the war memorial as WWI songs were sung and then candles put out one by one, till the last was blown out by a young ex-soldier, as St Marys clock struck 11pm.

Overton on Dee War Memorial

David and Jill who attended the ceremony emailed us the above photo and information.

Underneath we have collated just some of the photos of your candles that were sent to us before, during and after the ‘Lights Out’ event. Thank you to everyone who sent us your photos and thank you to Andy who sent us the image featured above, of a candle burning at the Walkers.


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