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100 years since WW1 marked with Lights Out

Mon, 04 Aug 2014


Lights across the Isle of Man will go out tonight to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The Lights Out campaign will see lights turned off between 10pm and 11pm with people asked to light a single candle or lamp for that period.

The initiative is inspired by the words spoken by British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey in 1914 who said "the lamps are going out across Europe - we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime".

Douglas Council will be turning off all decorative lighting in the town and a vigil is also being held at the national war memorial in St Johns.

Organiser Maxine Cannon says it's important to reflect: 

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