GALLERY: The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War commemorated at poignant March vigil

Vigil in March to commemorate 100 years from the start of the First World War. Picture: Steve Williams. Vigil in March to commemorate 100 years from the start of the First World War. Picture: Steve Williams.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
11:41 AM

People of all ages paid their respects at a vigil held in March last night to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

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They gathered at the town’s war memorial, where wreaths were laid and a candle was lit to remember the sacrifices of fallen soldiers, then made their way to St Peter’s Church for a service led by the Rev Jenny Webb.

The vigil and service, which was attended by 180 people, were organised by the Royal British Legion.

Ms Webb said: “After the lighting of the candle at the war memorial a congregation of 180 people came to St Peter’s Chruch for an act of commemoration and remembrance of the outbreak of the war and a commitment to peace in the future.”

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