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Lights Out

August 04th 2014    Category: General

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

On Monday 4 August 2014, everyone in the UK is invited to turn their lights out from 10pm-11pm, leaving on a single light or candle to mark the moment the UK entered the First World War, one hundred years ago. More about Lights Out

This evening, August 4th, our President Peter Owen, his wife Elizabeth, our Chair Meg Crane and a small number of our members will be attending a vigil at Westminster AbbeyOur Treasurer, Sam Gray, will be at a vigil at All Saints Church, Dunsden, where Wilfred Owen worked as a lay assistant to the vicar from October 1911 to February 1913. 

How will you mark the First World War Centenary?

The Wilfred Owen Association is a member of the First World War Centenary Partnership network, which is led by the Imperial War Museum. Please watch and share this First World War Centenary video ad (made by www.1914.org).

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