Lights out to go out across Britain to mark WW1 centenary

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People are being encouraged to turn their lights out this evening to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war in the UK.

Britain declared war on Germany at 11pm on August 4, 1914.
Individuals and businesses are invited to take part in ‘LIGHTS OUT’ by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm this evening, leaving on a single light or candle and take a moment to reflect.

The project has been organised by 14-18 NOW, the official cultural programme for the First World War Centenary Commemorations.

“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”
Sir Edward Grey August 1914

If you are on Twitter, tweet your #LIGHTSOUT photos to @wearesouthdevon

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